Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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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.

What is it like to have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Common symptoms How bad it is What people are taking for it
Zolpidem, Amitriptyline, Trazodone
Rest, Modafinil, Naps
Alprazolam, Clonazepam, Lorazepam
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Tramadol, Ibuprofen
Duloxetine, Sertraline, Citalopram

What do patients take to treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members Perceived effectiveness Overall rating of side effects # of Evaluations

(PowerGrip Assisted Grasp Orthosis, Wrist splints (night))


(Ibupain, Buscofem, Tomaflex, Busco Ibuprofren)


(Celecox, Celebrex)


These charts show data from Carpal Tunnel patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Carpal Tunnel Syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1,121 patients have this condition
  • 4 new patients joined this month
  • 69 say Carpal Tunnel is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 47
30s 200
40s 332
50s 334
60s 90
70+ 22


Distribution of females vs. males

90% Females
10% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 52
20-29 years 161
30-39 years 192
40-49 years 133
50-59 years 50
60-69 years 14
70+ years 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 695
Not Diagnosed 47

These charts show data from Carpal Tunnel patients who have completed their condition history
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