carpal tunnel syndrome

noun

: 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

Examples of carpal tunnel syndrome in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Author 3 shared the story of her carpal tunnel syndrome surgery. New York Times, 6 June 2024 Carpal tunnel surgery can offer relief from hand pain, numbness, and weakness caused by carpal tunnel syndrome. Scott Sundick, Verywell Health, 3 June 2024 That certainly wasn’t the case with carpal tunnel syndrome. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 21 Mar. 2024 People can suffer from chronic health issues such as a bad back, carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as vision and hearing loss that can prevent them from doing their job but that do not substantially reduce their life expectancy. Christian Weller, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 But none of these experiences compares with the relentless pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 21 Mar. 2024 A lot of workers are having issues with carpal tunnel syndrome because of the repetitive motion. Errol Schweizer, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 Here are various approaches to treating carpal tunnel syndrome. Benjamin Plackett, Discover Magazine, 27 Jan. 2024 In the early stages, carpal tunnel syndrome does tend to manifest at night and then improve during the day. Benjamin Plackett, Discover Magazine, 27 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of carpal tunnel syndrome was in 1950

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“Carpal tunnel syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carpal%20tunnel%20syndrome. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

carpal tunnel syndrome

noun
: 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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