Carpal tunnel syndrome

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - In this week's Neighborhood Health Watch we discuss an often painful ailment that is bothersome to many.

In Chesterfield, Dr. Marc Caligtan is treating carpal tunnel syndrome.

It is caused by a compression of the median nerve at the wrist.

It commonly causes numbness and tingling in the thumb, index, long and part of the ring finger. It may also cause hand weakness.

Diagnosis is established by two tests performed together. There are many treatment options available.

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