Diseases & Conditions


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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


Synonyms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Constrictive Median Neuropathy
  • CTS
  • Median Neuritis
  • Median Neuropathy
  • Thenar Amyotrophy of Carpal Origin

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a condition caused by compression of peripheral nerves affecting one or both hands. It is characterized by a sensation of numbness, tingling, burning and/or pain in the hand and wrist. Persons affected by this disorder may be awakened at night with the feeling that the hand has gone to sleep. Strain or injury involving the hand and wrist or various other disorders may cause CTS. The disorder may appear as a symptom of various other diseases or may occur as a single primary condition.
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    Organizations related to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
      5550 Meadowbrook Drive
      Rolling Meadows IL 60008-3852
      Phone #: 847-378-0500
      800 #: 888-566-2267
      e-mail: info@aans.org
      Home page: http://www.NeurosurgeryToday.org
    • Eaton's Hand Surgery Links
      None
      None None None
      Phone #: --
      800 #: --
      e-mail: anjoman@iranoa.org
      Home page: http://www.iranoa.org/ortlink2.htm
    • Jack Miller Center for Peripheral Neuropathy
      University of Chicago
      Chicago IL 60637
      Phone #: 773-702-5800
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: information-millercenter@neurology.bsd.uchicago.edu
      Home page: http://millercenter.uchicago.edu
    • Mid Carpal Instability/Palmar Midcarpal Instability & Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 1&2 Suffers UK
      8 Archer House
      London None N1 5NY
      Phone #: 020--76-84-1668
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: Scott_AJReynolds@BTInternet.Com
      Home page: http://groups.msn.com/PalmarMidcarpalInstabilityPMCIRSD
    • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
      31 Center Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-2540
      Phone #: 301-496-5751
      800 #: 800-352-9424
      e-mail: braininfo@ninds.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/



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