Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by nerve compression in the median nerve as they move across the narrow carpal tunnel in the wrist. The compression is the source of pain, muscle weakness, and paresthesia. These symptoms may still appear even if the median nerve on the wrist is not compressed. Nerves in the shoulder, elbow and forearm can be compressed and cause the same symptoms.
A larger percentage patients spend more time in front of a computer and experience wrist pain, which they believe to be CTS. This is actually a myth, and a diagnosis may prove a difference source of the pain that is unrelated to computer use. For a clear picture, we recommend obtaining medical advice from a qualified doctor.