Compression of the median nerve
   
Compression of the median nerve

A diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome may follow testing the affected hand for numbness, tingling, weakness and/or pain in specific areas. Muscle and nerve conduction tests may also help affirm or rule out carpal tunnel syndrome.


Review Date: 11/19/2012
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