Carpal tunnel Syndrom Facts
- The lifetime risk for CTS is around 10% of the adult population
- more common in women than it is in men
- it can occur at any age, but has a peak incidence around age 42
- the most common comment people have when you tell them you've had/are having carpal tunnel surgery is "oh yea, my grandmother had that."
- numbness and paresthesia
- Difficulty gripping and making a fist, dropping objects, and weakness (you can never seem to turn the lock on the door at work)
- in early stages of individuals often mistakenly blame the tingling and numbness on restricted blood circulation and they believe their hands are simply "falling asleep". I decided to go to the Doctor after my hands were asleep for 12 hours straight.