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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Animation

This animation explains carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition in which pressure on the median nerve in the wrist causes numbness, weakness, and pain in the hand and wrist. 

Animation courtesy Visual Health Solutions, Inc.

Last Reviewed

February 2014

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