We often see patients in our Henderson clinic suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome and wrist pain. The carpal tunnel is a small space between the bones and fibrous tissues in the wrist. Within this space is the median nerve, which runs from your armpit down the length of the arm. The median nerve can become compressed if the tissues within the carpal tunnel are injured and inflamed. These injuries can occur after a traumatic event like a sports injury; they may also develop more gradually overtime due to tendonitis caused by repetitive motions such as typing, sewing, working on an assembly line or other work injuries.