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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Alternate Names : Median Nerve Compression OR Entrapment

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the condition diagnosed?

The diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome begins with a medical history and physical exam. The healthcare provider may order additional tests, including:

  • an electromyogram, or EMG, which tests the electrical activity of the muscle
  • an MRI of the wrist, which may show the compressed nerve
  • a nerve conduction velocity test, which measures electrical conduction along the median nerve

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    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Prevention & Expectations

    Author: John A.K. Davies, MD
    Reviewer: Barbara Mallari, RN, BSN, PHN
    Date Reviewed: 09/04/01

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