Carpal Tunnel Syndrome affects over 60 million people worldwide. Many people refer to the syndrome as just “Carpal Tunnel”. But the truth is this term, “Carpal Tunnel”, refers to an important part of the human anatomy.
It is located at the base of the hand, just above the wrist between the two largest muscles of the hand.
Often people mistakenly think that the Tunnel is located in the wrist, because when people feel pain and discomfort from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, it is often concentrated in the joint closest to the Tunnel.
However, the narrow passage, known as the Carpal Tunnel, is not in the wrist, it is at the base of the hand next to the wrist.
If you want to understand what is going on with your hand when this condition strikes, you need to understand the anatomy.
There are some basic things everyone should know, if they have pain or numbness in the hands, pain in the wrists, or tingling fingers and are regularly dropping things or have lost sensitivity or fine motor skills in their hands or if they find their hands wake them up in the night.