You could feel like your hands are weaker, and that you have trouble holding things. You may find that you drop objects. This could be from the numbness in your hands or from the pinching muscles of the thumb, which the median nerve controls.
If you find that your hands suddenly lose strength or that they’re weaker in general, you may be suffering one of the unpleasant symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome doesn’t just give you pain; it can also make it harder to hold on to things in your daily life.
And that can make life very scary or unpleasant. Imagine losing the grip on your steering wheel while you’re driving.