Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a very common, painful disorder affecting the hand and wrist. It occurs when the median nerve (that travels through the wrist and base of the palm) gets squeezed/compressed under a band of tissue called a ligament (the transverse carpal ligament). This causes irritation of the nerve, resulting in pain and other symptoms along the course of the nerve.
Singapore Hand Surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Y. Lee, is featured in the April 2012 issue of This Quarterly Magazine, and shares his insights on Numbness of the Hands and Fingers. Dr. Lee discusses diagnostic approaches and emphasises the importance of early diagnosis and treatment to optimise recovery.