Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The Carpal Tunnel:
The median nerve starts in the neck and runs down the arm across the wrist on the palm side and down into the hand. It is responsible for supplying certain muscle groups including those that flex the wrist and fingers; it also supplies sensation to the skin on the palm of the hand usually the thumb, first, second and half of the ring finger.
Pins and needles in the thumb, first and second finger
Pain from the wrist into the hand and fingers
Weaker grip on the affected side
Numbness in the thumb, first and second finger
Burning in the hand