Carpal tunnel syndrome
Tingling, numbness and sometimes pain in the thumb, index finger… Carpal tunnel syndrome is very common, especially during pregnancy and in women in their fifties. Heavy-duty workers and those performing a repetitive motion are also affected.
According to the French Health Insurance, each year in France, a little more than 130,000 people are operated on for this syndrome. It is more frequent in women than in men and in two age groups: between 40 and 50 years old, and between 60 and 70 years old.
When symptoms are mild, the treatment strategy is based primarily on rest, administration of anti-inflammatory drugs or the use of a splint. Surgical treatment may be necessary if pain and discomfort are marked. Especially if conventional measures do not provide relief.