What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) implies the compression of the median nerve in the palm. Symptoms include numbness and tingling of the thumb, index and middle fingers. Motor weakness affecting the thumb may occur in more advanced cases. Symptoms are provoked by activities performed with a flexed wrist such as driving, holding a phone, reading, and sleeping.

What is cubital tunnel syndrome?

This condition implies a compression of the ulnar nerve at the inner elbow. This is the area called the “funny bone”. Symptoms include numbness and tingling of the little and ½ of the ring finger. Motor weakness of hand and forearm muscles will occur in more advanced cases. Symptoms are usually provoked by periods of positioning with a bent elbow, or when the inner aspect of the elbow is resting on a support.