Sports related injuries or repetitive use can cause pain, loss of sensation, loss of movement and impaired function in the wrist leading to carpal tunnel syndrome and similar symptoms which can occur in the elbow such as cubital tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes pressed, or squeezed, at the wrist. The result of this compression can lead to pain, weakness, or numbness in the hand and wrist, even up the arm. It is often necessary to confirm a carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosis with the use of an electrodiagnostic test (EMG). If surgical release of the compressed nerve is indicated (carpal tunnel release), our surgeons will discuss your options with you. Length of recovery varies for each individual.