Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition caused by compression of the median nerve located at the wrist. It usually results from overuse of the hands and wrists and is often associated with workers who spend a great deal of time repeating the same hand motions and wrist-flexing day after day, such as those who type or work on an assembly line. It is estimated that CTS affects 3.8%-9% of adult women and 0.6% of adult men. However, certain occupational populations are far more prone. For example, meat packers have been shown to have a 21% risk of having CTS.