Carpal Tunnel Syndrome What is carpal tunnel syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by the median nerve becoming compressed, causing pain and numbness that extends from the wrist to the fingers. What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome? When suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, you may experience limited range of mobility, pain in the wrist, hand, and fingers, cramping, tingling, muscle spasms, and numbness. How do we treat carpal tunnel syndrome? We treat carpal tunnel syndrome by using heat and cold treatments to eliminate any painful symptoms, and then we do stretching exercises to increase flexibility in the wrist and fingers and strengthening exercises to help turn the wrist, grip things, and move your hands without pain.