Carpal tunnel syndrome is a type of repetitive stress injury that commonly occurs in people who work with computers for long periods. The condition is caused by damage to the median nerve running through the carpal tunnel in the wrist. Unfortunately, most people are diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome when it is already in its advanced stages. When this happens, the condition is no longer reversible, and most treatment options are limited to pain management. Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause pain in the wrist, hand, forefingers, and even the arms.
Marijuana may help those with carpal tunnel syndrome deal with the pain and discomfort of the condition. It can also help relax muscles and prevent the condition from worsening.