1. Tingling in the fingertips, usually the first 3 (thumb, index, middle)
2. Pain in the fingers and wrist that wake you up at night
The carpal tunnel is a small space in the wrist that contains the median nerve and 9 tendons that go up to the fingers. The floor of the tunnel is made up of the hand bones, which form a semi-circle. The roof goes from the ends of the semi-circle, and it is called the transverse carpal ligament.
Not everyone with carpal tunnel syndrome needs surgery! Symptoms can often be corrected with proper splinting, therapy and behavior modifications.