Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful irritation of the median nerve in the hand and wrist. CTS develops due to repetitive hand motions (such as heavy keyboard usage) that cause swelling and damage to tissue. The carpal tunnel is the space between the carpal ligament and the bones at the base of the hand where tendons and the median nerve pass through.
Symptoms: Pain, swelling numbness or tingling in the hands and fingers
Treatment Options: Can include: rest/activity modification, over-the-counter pain relievers, braces/splints steroid injections hand therapy(link) or in cases, surgery.