Definition of carpal tunnel syndrome in English:

carpal tunnel syndrome

Line breaks: car¦pal tun¦nel syn|drome
Pronunciation: /kɑːplˈtʌnlsɪndrəʊm
 
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noun

[mass noun]
A painful condition of the hand and fingers caused by compression of a major nerve where it passes over the carpal bones through a passage at the front of the wrist. It may be caused by continual repetitive movements or by fluid retention.
More example sentences
  • Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome should avoid repetitive wrist and hand motions that may exacerbate symptoms or make symptom relief difficult to achieve.
  • Overuse of the hands can lead to three main complications: aggravation of existing arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and tendinitis.
  • The breathing and relaxation methods used in yoga might help you if you have asthma, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis or memory problems.

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