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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a condition that causes annoying hand and arm symptoms like numbness and aching.  The condition occurs most frequently in women, but may affect men or women at almost any stage of life.  CTS becomes worse with excessive use of the wrist, as with continual movements encountered in some occupations or athletic activities.  The carpal tunnel is a passageway in the wrist formed by eight carpal (wrist) bones, which make up the floor and sides of the tunnel, and the transverse carpal ligament, a strong ligament stretching across the roof of the tunnel.

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