carpal tunnel syndrome

noun

Definition of carpal tunnel syndrome 

: a condition caused by compression of a nerve where it passes through the wrist into the hand and characterized especially by weakness, pain, and disturbances of sensation in the hand and fingers

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Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price, missed his Wednesday start against the team’s hated rival New York Yankees because of mild case of carpal tunnel syndrome. John Patrick Pullen, Fortune, "Fortnite Addiction Is Becoming a Problem for Major League Baseball," 11 May 2018 While many people have heard of carpal tunnel syndrome, there’s a lot of confusion about what actually causes it, and how it can be prevented or treated. Trihealth, Cincinnati.com, "This month's episode: Carpal tunnel," 8 May 2018 Cathy Mitchell, a disabled registered nurse, suffers from a long list of injuries and diseases, including osteoarthritis, post-major lumbar surgery for ruptured discs, cervical scoliosis and bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome. Josephine Chu, USA TODAY, "Chronic pain patients, overlooked in opioid crisis, getting new attention from top at FDA," 2 July 2018 Acute headaches, neuropathy in my fingers, carpal tunnel syndrome in my wrists, and the hallmark sign of anxiety: insomnia from 4:00 to 6:00 a.m. But there were deeper ones too. Annabelle Dunne, Vogue, "I Took 30 Days Off From My Job, Family, and Cell Phone—Here’s What Happened," 17 June 2018 He was found to have carpal tunnel syndrome and had additional surgery. Anchorage Daily News, "LA firefighters and police turn deferred retirement program into extended leave," 4 Feb. 2018 The Astros took to using the game’s celebrations after wins earlier this season and Red Sox manager Alex Cora had to dismiss concerns that David Price’s carpal tunnel syndrome may have been caused by too much Fortnite. Dan Gartland, SI.com, "The Brewers Used the Jumbotron to Play Fortnite," 10 May 2018 Imagine losing strength and feeling in one or both of your hands. That’s just one of the challenges faced by some who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, a nerve disorder that can also cause pain and numbness. Trihealth, Cincinnati.com, "This month's episode: Carpal tunnel," 8 May 2018 Performing ambitions and discomfort from carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands spurred his decision to quit barbering in 1976. Suzanne Baker, Naperville Sun, "Longtime downtown barber Rick Motta's selling his business but not quitting profession," 24 Apr. 2018

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carpal tunnel syndrome

noun

English Language Learners Definition of carpal tunnel syndrome

medical : a condition that causes pain and weakness in the wrist, hand, and fingers

carpal tunnel syndrome

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Medical Definition of carpal tunnel syndrome 

: a condition caused by compression of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel and characterized especially by weakness, pain, and disturbances of sensation in the hand and fingers abbreviation CTS

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