Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or CTS refers to the painful condition affecting the wrist and hand.
The carpal tunnel is formed by the wrist bones and the carpal tunnel ligament. The median nerve (which supplies sensation to the thumb, index and middle fingers) and the tendons (which allow movement of the hand and fingers) pass through the carpal tunnel.
More commonly affecting women than men, CTS occurs when there is compression or pinching of the median nerve.