Here at Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates, people from Bridgeport, WV, Fairmont, WV, and Morgantown, WV, come to us for carpal tunnel. However, we are happy to see patients from all over North Central West Virginia.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
This is when the median nerve is compressed as it passes through the carpal tunnel, an opening in your wrist that is formed by the carpal bones on the bottom of the wrist and the transverse carpal ligament across the top of the wrist. The median nerve provides sensory and motor functions to the thumb and three middle fingers.
Women are three times more likely to get it than men.