Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is very common neuropathy and most often occurs in woman aged 30-50 years. It is due to entrapment of the median nerve within the carpal tunnel (in the wrist) leading to tickling, burning, tingling sensation, numbness and muscle weakness. It can be compared with Vata vyadhi in Ayurveda. With worsening, atrophy and muscle weakness may develop.
The condition is most commonly caused by excessive use of the wrist and is usually associated with repetitive activities such as typing, etc. Most cases are idiopathic other than those related to occupational or environmental associations. Some predisposing factors like, hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus may also cause the symptoms.