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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The Red Sox pitcher was diagnosed with an unusual injury — carpal tunnel syndrome — on Wednesday. Charlotte Carroll, SI.com, "Alex Cora Doesn't Think David Price's Carpal Tunnel Came From Team's Fortnite Obsession," 9 May 2018 He was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome seven years ago. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'America's Got Talent' Winner Shin Lim's Serious Injury Nearly Cost Him His Magic Career," 20 Sep. 2018 Sometimes, though, Raynaud’s can be the result of a medicine, such as migraine drugs known as ergots, or a number of underlying conditions that target your blood vessels, including carpal tunnel syndrome, atherosclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "7 Reasons You Might Be Feeling Cold All the Time," 16 Oct. 2018 Numb thumb This phrase describes a tingly, itchy, or burning numbness in your palm near your thumb that happens because of carpal tunnel syndrome, Ellen Casey, M.D., a physiatrist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, tells SELF. Cassie Shortsleeve, SELF, "The Right Way to Use Your Phone So You Don’t Wreck Your Body," 27 Sep. 2018 But all that changed when, at 20 years old, he was told he had carpal tunnel syndrome. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'America's Got Talent' Winner Shin Lim's Serious Injury Nearly Cost Him His Magic Career," 20 Sep. 2018 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

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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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