Carpal tunnel syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder caused by compression of a nerve in the wrist. Learn more here.
Carpal tunnel release
Carpal tunnel syndrome causes numbness in your thumb, index and middle fingers. A carpal tunnel release should improve your symptoms and prevent permanent nerve damage.
Neuropathy is a nerve condition that can lead to pain, numbness, weakness or tingling in one or more parts of the body. Learn more about neuropathy.
Peripheral nerve disorders
The peripheral nerves include the nerves outside your brain and spinal cord. When damaged, peripheral nerves can't communicate properly. Learn more about causes of peripheral nerve disorders on this page.
Read about Raynaud's phenomenon, where parts of your body (often the fingers) change colour and feel numb and cool when you get cold or stressed.
Numbness in the limbs is common, especially if you’ve been sitting or sleeping awkwardly. If the numbness continues over a long period, you should see a doctor.
Acromegaly causes parts of the body to grow larger and mostly affects people in middle age. It can be effectively treated, especially if diagnosed early.
An arthroscopy is a procedure used to look inside a joint to diagnose and treat some joint problems. Find out about when arthroscopy may be used.
Nerve pain (neuralgia)
Nerve pain can feel like a shooting, stabbing or burning sensation. You can be treated with pain relief medicines, exercise and alternative therapies. Learn how to identify symptoms and manage nerve pain.