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Common Issues in General Practice: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that affects the wrist, causing numbness, tingling and pain in the affected hand. It can affect one hand only or occur bilaterally. It seems to affect women more frequently than men.

In order to understand how carpal tunnel syndrome develops, it helps to have a bit of understanding of the anatomy of the wrist. If we were to look at a cross section through the wrist, there is a passageway, or ‘tunnel’ about 2cm wide that allows passage of the nerves, tendons and blood vessels from the forearm to the hand.

HealthEngine Medical Booking Platform


Firstly, we would like to reassure our patients that Glen Iris Medical Group withdrew all association with HealthEngine over a year ago, when it was revealed patient’s had unknowingly consented to their 3rd party referral process.