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

Examples of carpal tunnel syndrome in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shin Lim's first career goal was to become a concert pianist, but halfway through music school, carpal tunnel syndrome forced him to drop out. CBS News, 28 Oct. 2021 When Ady Barkan first noticed that his left arm was growing weak in 2016, the new father chalked it up to carpal tunnel syndrome brought on by spending long periods of time holding his son, Carl. Johnny Dodd, PEOPLE.com, 21 Oct. 2021 The location in the hands is highly suggestive of carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 9 Sep. 2021 Amputations, broken fingers, second-degree burns, carpal tunnel syndrome, head trauma and even lung cancer are just some of the consequences of chopping up animals at a high speed to produce bacon and other unhealthy products no one really needs. Lauren Hernández, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Aug. 2021 Several nerves may be affected, but the two most common are carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 19 May 2021 The National Safety Council and Amazon announced a partnership Thursday aimed at cutting musculoskeletal injuries, common workplace injuries including sprains and tears, hernias, carpal tunnel syndrome and back pain. Taylor Avery, USA TODAY, 10 June 2021 In carpal tunnel syndrome, the median nerve in the wrist is compressed, and most people note numbness and tingling in the thumb, index, middle and sometimes ring fingers. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 19 May 2021 Miguel Andujar, who missed most of spring training with carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms in his right wrist, was activated Sunday and reported to Scranton. Todd Karpovich, courant.com, 26 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of carpal tunnel syndrome

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Carpal tunnel syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carpal%20tunnel%20syndrome. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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More Definitions for carpal tunnel syndrome

carpal tunnel syndrome

noun

English Language Learners Definition of carpal tunnel syndrome

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

carpal tunnel syndrome

noun

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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