The median nerve stretches from the forearm to the palm of our hand. It is responsible for the sensations of several fingers as well as the palm side of the thumb. When this nerve is compressed, people suffer from a syndrome known as carpal tunnel. Symptoms of carpal tunnel include an itching, burning or tingling feeling throughout the fingers and palm. Grip strength may deteriorate making it harder to grasp objects or make a fist. There are several causes of carpal tunnel including injury, cysts and over activity of the pituitary gland among others. If you think you suffer from carpal tunnel, it is important to seek the expertise of a doctor. Early diagnosis may prevent permanent nerve damage. Our medical staff can determine whether or not you have carpal tunnel and develop the right treatment plan for you. Contact HMFCC, your Hamilton Mill physical therapy experts today!