|Name||Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|
|Related to/Also known as|
Occurs when the nerve running into the hand becomes entrapped or compressed at the wrist, as it passes through the 'carpal tunnel.'
Early symptoms include tingling affecting parts or all of the hand and symptoms are often worse at night.
|Useful national contacts||Currently no national support groups.|
|Online resources||Carpal tunnel syndrome (NHS Choices)
Carpal tunnel syndrome exercises (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy website)
Carpal-Tunnel.net (NHS website)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Patient.co.uk website)
Carpal tunnel syndrome (Arthritis Research UK website)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Information Page (U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website)
The library at The Brain Charity has a range of reference resources on this condition and on a wide range of disability-related issues.
Visit our library to read our copy of Arthritis Research UK's booklet on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.