Acroparesthesia syndrome is a condition seen primarily in middle-aged women that involves episodes of "paresthesia," a numbness, tingling and stiffness, that occurs in the lower arms and hands resulting from temporary compression of a nerve. An example of this is "carpal tunnel syndrome", a condition normally associated with inflammation in the soft tissues of the hands that cause a constriction of blood flow through the narrow bone "tunnels" of the hand thereby causing the hands to tingle.

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