Mayo Clinic doctors who have training in neuromuscular disorders (neurologists) and other doctors diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome.
Your doctor will review your symptoms and perform a physical examination. Your doctor will test for feeling in your fingers and strength in your hand muscles. During the physical examination, your doctor may put pressure on the median nerve at your wrist by bending your wrist, tapping on the nerve or pressing on the nerve, which often brings on tingling of one or more of the fingers that is supplied by the median nerve.
Your doctor may order tests to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome, to test the severity of your condition or to check for other conditions that may mimic carpal tunnel syndrome. Usually you'll undergo these tests during your initial evaluation.
Tests may include: