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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.

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