1.Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a median entrapment neuropathy that causes paresthesia, pain, numbness, and other symptoms in the distribution of the median nerve due to its compression at the wrist in the carpal tunnel. And the median nerve innervates the skin of the palmar side of the thumb, the index and middle finger, half the ring finger.
2.CTS is often diagnosed on people whose tasks often require repetitive motions of the wrist. Among those who suffer from CTS, for instance, are mechanics, carpenters, typerwriters and homemakers. And those already with CTS, usually occurring on the dominant hand, often find it aggrevating with their constant use of the wrist. Some studies even shows females are 3 ~ 10 times likely to have CTS than males and that one-third of the pregnant women have CTS between their seventh and ninth months of pregnancy. Some of the other predisposing factors include: diabetes, hypothyroidism, Rheumatoid arthritis and amyloidosis