Advertisement

What is carpal tunnel syndrome in diabetes?

Nerve damage from diabetes is called diabetic neuropathy. Compression mononeuropathy is a type of diabetic neuropathy. Carpal tunnel syndrome is probably the most common compression mononeuropathy (occurs when a single nerve is damaged). It occurs when the median nerve of the forearm is compressed at the wrist. Symptoms of this type of neuropathy include numbness, swelling, or prickling in the fingers with or without pain when driving a car, knitting, or resting at night. Simply hanging your arm by your side usually stops the pain within a few minutes. If the symptoms are severe, an operation can give complete relief from pain.

Continue Learning about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is the carpal tunnel?
Dr. David A. Cautilli, MDDr. David A. Cautilli, MD
The carpal tunnel is an area in the wrist that everyone has. It's a space that's surrounded by bone ...
More Answers
What nerve tests are used to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome?
Dr. Prosper A. Benhaim, MDDr. Prosper A. Benhaim, MD
To diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome, the most common nerve test that is performed is a nerve conducti...
More Answers
What Is Carpal Tunnel?
What Is Carpal Tunnel?
Help for Aching Hands and Wrists
Help for Aching Hands and Wrists

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.