To better understand carpal tunnel syndrome, it helps to understand the anatomy of the carpal tunnel.
The carpal tunnel forms a passageway in the wrist, near the wrist crease. The carpal tunnel is formed by the bones of the wrist on one side, and a strong band of connective tissue on the other side. Tendons and nerves pass from the forearm and through the carpal tunnel, in order to reach the hand.
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