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Carpal Tunnel Injury
I'm having problems with my wrist. It hurts both pinky side and thumb side could it be carpal tunnel? Or overuse injury? What can I do to relievepain?
Wrist pain: Wrist pain can be caused by carpal tunnel syndrome, overuse, or other injuries. Carpal tunnel syndrome is characterized by tingling sensation on palmar aspect of thumb/2nd/3rd/half of the 4th, it does not affect the pinky(5th). You can take otc pain relievers for pain. However, you will need proper evaluation by a physician. Good luck. ...Read more
The carpal tunnel is formed by the bones, tissues, and ligaments of the wrist. This tunnel exists to protect the median nerve, which controls sensations and movement to the thumb and fingers (not including the little finger). Carpal tunnel syndrome is when the carpal tunnel is inflamed and swollen, which pinches the median nerve and results in feelings of numbness, decreased grip strength, and muscle ...Read more
What can cause recurring wrist pain for someone who plays three instruments? Is carpal tunnel a possibility or injury? There is no swelling.
Depends on symptoms: and findings. First find out what the problem is (exam required possibly an x-ray or EMG-NCS then address the problem. It matters what you play and how you play it. (guitar, triangle, contrabassoon, harp ?) Ergonomics, overuse, anatomic issues are taken into consideration. For more information re: the diagnosis and management of neurologic problems of musicians. www.healthtap.com/drericweisman ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Carpal tunnel happens in individuals who are predisposed to having excessive pressure on their median nerves at the wrist by virtue of their wrist anatomy i.E smaller or larger carpal tunnel, sensitive nerve. On top of that predisposition, overuse of the wrist and specifically flexing/extension will bring on symptoms. While work can certainly contribute so can any other use if the hand and wrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No!: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a constellation of symptoms (pain, numbness, weakness) associated with compression of the median nerve at the level of the wrist. Repetitive strain injury is an inclusive diagnosis to describe injury to musculoskeletal tissues due to repeated motions over extended periods of time (e.g., assembly line work or excessive gaming). Rsi can lead to cts, but most cts is not rsi. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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