What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve in the wrist. It is characterized by weakness, pain, and disturbances of sensation in the hand and fingers.

How do members experience carpal tunnel syndrome?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with carpal tunnel syndrome*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for carpal tunnel syndrome*

*Data from patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Compare treatments taken by people with carpal tunnel syndrome*

Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for carpal tunnel syndrome (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
carpal tunnel syndrome (1)
Treatment

(Wrist splint)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
carpal tunnel syndrome (1)

*Data from patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Who has carpal tunnel syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?

Age

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 24
30s 149
40s 425
50s 654
60s 577
70+ 189

Distribution of sex

Sex

Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 224
Female 1,781