Carpal tunnel syndrome results from the entrapment of the median nerve at the flexion zone of the wrist. Some jobs that require the frequent use of hands predispose to this syndrome. It manifests with pain and tingling in the first three fingers of the affected hand. The diagnosis is usually confirmed by electromyography. If medical treatment is not effective, surgical release of the median nerve may be necessary. It is a low-risk surgery that does not require hospital admission.