Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by inflammation of tendons that surround the Carpal Tunnel. This inflammation presses down on the median nerve, which limits the proper connection of signals from the brain to the median nerve ends.
This can result in pain and numbness within the inside of the hand and fingers. Sometimes, the pain can even radiate upwards from the hands, wrist, and arm. Often, a feeling of burning or itchiness can accompany the numbness.