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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Step-by-Step

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Updated June 29, 2012

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Step 5 of 8 - What Are the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Step-by-Step
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Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome usually start gradually, with frequent burning, tingling, or itching numbness in the palm of the hand and the fingers (especially the thumb, index, and middle fingers). There is a sensation of swelling even if no swelling is apparent.

The symptoms commonly occur during the night, in one or both hands. As symptoms become more severe, tingling can be felt during the day. Clumsiness, decreased grip strength, and problems with tasks requiring manual dexterity can occur.

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