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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition caused by compression of the median nerve in the wrist. It is characterized by numbness, tingling, and pain in the hand and fingers. It is caused by repetitive motions of the wrist and hand, such as typing or using a mouse. It can also be caused by swelling in the wrist due to pregnancy, arthritis, or other medical conditions. Treatment includes rest, splinting, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery.
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