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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
Entrapment of the median nerve at the wrist is how we describe carpal tunnel. There are 8 carpal bones, but the hamate and pisiform form the ulnar side. The trapezium and scaphoid for the radial side. Flex the 3rd digit and look at the palmar hand side. The long flexor's tendon will be visible, the median n is just to its thumb side. Wrist flexion or extension can irritate ...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
Over and over again: Repetative strain injury is caused by frequently repeated movements with the body in an abnormal position, the most common problem areas being the back, shoulders, wrists, and hands. These may involve heavy activity like sports or rapid activities like typing or video games. It may involve muscles tendons joints or nerve compressions (like carpal tunnel) se an occupational medicine clinic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Trans scaphoid peri lunate injury with carpal tunnel release, been 4 months just beginning physio should I have pain around scaphoid/lunate area?
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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