carpal tunnel syndrome
- (written as carpal-tunnel syndrome)Tingling, numbness, and/or pain that affects a hand and which may radiate into the arm. This can ultimately lead to decreased dexterity and strength in said hand, and is due to the compression of a nerve which travels through the wrist. It is a type of repetitive-strain injury, and years of improper positioning of the wrist while typing at a keyboard is one cause. Its abbreviation is CTS.
- noun a condition, usually affecting women, in which the fingers tingle and hurt at night. It is caused by compression of the median nerve.