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Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve is compressed within the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel, a narrow, rigid passageway of ligaments and bones at the base of the hand, contains the finger flexor tendons and the median nerve. The thickening of irritated tendons or other swelling narrows the tunnel and causes the median nerve to be compressed. The result may be pain, weakness, or numbness in the hand and wrist, radiating up the arm.
El síndrome del túnel carpiano se produce cuando el nervio mediano se comprime en el túnel carpiano. El túnel carpiano, un pasadizo estrecho y rígido de ligamento y huesos en la base de la mano, contiene los tendones flexores de los dedos y el nervio mediano. El engrosamiento de tendones irritados u otra inflamación estrecha el túnel y causa que se comprima el nervio mediano. El resultado puede ser dolor, debilidad, o entumecimiento en la mano y la muñeca, que se irradia por el brazo.
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