Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms 3 – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome SymptomsHi, I’m Dr. Matti Palo I’m a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and I just want to take a moment to discuss the common complaints I see when people have a diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome, this is probably the most common things I seen people come in with a chief complaint of hand pain and what patients will tell me is that it’s waking them up from a sound sleep and they’re having to shake their hand to get the feeling back let’s talk about why that is, the median nerve is the nerve that supplies sensation to the majority of the hand it supplies the thumb the index the long and half of the ring finger the nerve comes from the neck goes down the arm goes into the carpal tunnel and then it supplies these fingers that’s why people often complain of the numbness in these fingers and the shaking of the hand to try to wake the hand back up other complaints that people will tell me is they have pain they have pain in the Palm sometimes in these fingers sometimes people have pain that comes all the way up the arm and surprisingly a number people tell me they have an aching up in there Upper bicep area which again you got to remember that nerve comes from the neck goes down the arm into the carpal tunnel and goes to these three fingers now other things that people will Tell me is their hands are going to sleep during certain activities they’re doing and it’s surprising how many people actually have their hands that will go to sleep on a daily basis when at work and it’s usually certain things are doing that are repetitive in nature or things that put their wrist into an extended or flexed position for a period of time again numbness and tingling in these fingers and sometimes pain in this area sometimes all the way up the arm the studies show actually almost 10 to 14 percent the working population can have carpal tunnel syndrome at any given time surprising how often that occurs so those are the most common signs and symptoms I see with carpal tunnel syndrome Product Description Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Matti Palo discusses the common pain symptoms that carpal tunnel patients experience. Kellie I had some knowledge about the symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome but it was very interesting to hear it explained so simply by a doctor. I was not aware that the pain could be felt as high up as the upper arm — I learned something new from this video! Diamond Grant Kellie that was new to me too. I didn’t realize the pain could extend that far down nor did I know that the nerve extended from the neck all the way down. Learning new things every day. It is interesting to me how daily activities can impact our bodies in such a significant and sometimes negative way if we are not careful. Knowing how our bodies are wired, for a lack of a better term, can help us to take better care of them. Rebecca After listing to what Dr. Palo discussed and hearing all of the potential carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms, I think that I may have self diagnosed my pain! I had never considered that at such a young age I would be experiencing something that I had only ever connected to elderly people but it seems that even though much of the pain is in my upper arm, I must have carpal tunnel! Has anyone else experienced carpal tunnel syndrome at an age as young as 20? Diamond Grant Rebecca I thought I was suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome because I do have regular pain and discomfort in the wrist and hand region, but my doctor never formally diagnosed me. As someone else pointed out to me it could be that I am feeling what is a precursor to the condition and I am only 22. So you are not alone. Take some time to analyze what you do regularly that could be causing the pain and then make some adjustments as needed. And of course see your doctor.