Home > Arthritis > What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Sep 21, 2008 by CMelone, Views: 4810 Carpal tunnel syndrome: Carpel tunnell syndrome is a very common syndrome causing symptoms of pain and tingling in the wrist and hand, and frequently requires treatment with a wrist brace or wrist support, and does occasionally require carpal tunnel surgery. It is caused by compression of the nerve in the wrist. Dr. Charles Melone, Director of Hand Surgery, Beth Israel Med. Ctr. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.