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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Overview)

When the medial nerve that travels through a small space in your wrist (called the carpal tunne) is injured, resulting in pain, numbness, and tingling in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side of the ring finger.


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I am not feeling like myself. What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

I am not feeling like myself. What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Numbness: Typical carpal tunnel symptoms are numbness and tingling in the thumb, index, middle, and ring finger. It will often wake you at night, and improve if you shake your hand. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
985 doctors shared insights

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Overview)

When the medial nerve that travels through a small space in your wrist (called the carpal tunne) is injured, resulting in pain, numbness, and tingling in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side of the ring finger.


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Are there tests or just symptoms for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Yes: Carpal tunnel syndrome is diagnosed by history and physical examination. Nerve conduction tests and emgs may be ordered to confirm. ...Read more

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Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

Wear a wrist brace at night
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Take pain medications as directed
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Use proper posture when performing tasks
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What are the treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome?

What are the treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Many treatments: Carpal tunnel syndrome is treated by avoidance of the repetitive motion, improved work station ergonomics, rest, use of a wrist splint, ice, elevation, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy and surgery. ...Read more

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How does carpal tunnel syndrome typically effect people?

How does carpal tunnel syndrome typically effect people?

Effects of carpal T: Normally this condition causes numbness in the thumb, the index finger and the middle finger. Sometimes it is painful, like burning or severe tingling. Sometimes it causes weakness, especially for muscles that move the thumb, which is tough, because we use our thumb and forefinger for almost all of our hand activities. ...Read more

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Dr. Felix Toro Dr. Toro
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Describe tarsal tunnel syndrome?

Describe tarsal tunnel syndrome?

Pain, burning: Tarsal tunnel syndrome is an injury or compression of the posterior tibial nerve. This runs behind the inside ankle bone into the foot at the level of the heel bone. Most symptoms will be pain and burning from the level of the ankle to the bottom of the foot depending on which nerve branches are involved. ...Read more

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Treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Depends: Injections, splint, rest, surgery if no improvement. Make sure there are no compression of cervical spine. ...Read more

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Is cubital tunnel syndrome rare?

Is cubital tunnel syndrome rare?

No: it is not rare but less prevalent than carpal tunnel syndrome for every 20 carpal tunnels i do one cubital tunnel release ...Read more

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How does carpal tunnel syndrome typically effect people?

Effects of carpal T: Normally this condition causes numbness in the thumb, the index finger and the middle finger. Sometimes it is painful, like burning or severe tingling. Sometimes it causes weakness, especially for muscles that move the thumb, which is tough, because we use our thumb and forefinger for almost all of our hand activities. ...Read more

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Dr. Felecia Sumner Dr. Sumner
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Theresa Yang Dr. Yang
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Is tendonitis a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Theresa Yang Dr. Yang
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Is tendonitis a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Not exactly: Symptoms may overlap but they are different. Tendinitis is inflammation of a tendon, most commonly in shoulders, heels, elbows, and wrists. Symptoms include pain with movement, swelling, and tenderness. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when a nerve in the wrist is compressed, and can cause pain radiating to the hand or shoulder, tingling, numbness, and weakness of the hand. ...Read more

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What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Numbness: It s a syndrome of repetitive use of the hand which causes a pinch nerve in the hand causing numbness amd tingling in the thumb to ring finger with pain that wakes u up at night ...Read more

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Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome onset?

Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome onset?

Numbness: The most common symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness or tingling on the palmar surface of your hand on the thumb, index, middle and 1/2 of the ring finger. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Numbness, pain, weak: Carpal tunnel usually starts with numbness and tingling in the thumb and first three fingers of the affected hand. Symptoms are worse at night, will often wake you up from sleep, and are temporarily relieved by shaking out the hands. Later on, if not treated, carpal tunnel can lead to pain, clumsiness, and frank weakness in the hand. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert Dr. Seibert
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What are some signs of carpal tunnel syndrome?

What are some signs of carpal tunnel syndrome?

S&S carpal tunnel: People with carpal tunnel normally have numbness in the tips of thumb, index finger and middle finger. The symptoms may also be tingling in the same area. The symptoms may be worse during or after sleeping or while driving a car. The best way to determine carpal tunnel is with nerve conduction testing. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

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Difference between carpal tunnel syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome?

Difference between carpal tunnel syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome?

Different areas: Wrist carpal tunnel- median nerve pinched. Thoracic outlet: first rib, clavicle and muscles tight on vein, artery and nerves both cause neuropathic symptoms:numbness, pain, weakness etc carpal does not usually have any blood vessel symptoms/ clots. ...Read more

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Can carpal tunnel syndrome from masturbating?

Very unlikely: But if u have cts any activity can make it feel worse at times. ...Read more

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Does cold make carpal tunnel syndrome worse?

Does cold make carpal tunnel syndrome worse?

Actually, yes: Nerve conduction speed slows in cold temperatures, and does indeed make carpal tunnel symptoms worse. ...Read more

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Spasticity common with tarsal tunnel syndrome???

Spasticity common with tarsal tunnel syndrome???

To some extent: Compression of the structures in the tarsal tunnel can cause muscular spasm of the medial aspect of the foot. On the other hand, if it is particularly severe, there may be something else going on. ...Read more

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How to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome?

How to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome?

History and physical: Usually one can diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome just by doing a good history and physical. People complain of numbness and tingling and/or weakness in the thumb and next two or three fingers. People may also have pain in this distribution if when you tap on the median nerve of the wrist. Other tests which can confirm a diagnosis include nerve conduction studies and electromyography. ...Read more

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Can carpal tunnel syndrome be reversed?

Can carpal tunnel syndrome be reversed?

It can be treated: Carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated by splinting, exercises, anti-inflammatory medications, injections and even surgery. Certainly the more conservative treatment is done for the less severe cases. ...Read more

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What leads to carpal tunnel syndrome?

What leads to carpal tunnel syndrome?

Nerve compression: Carpal tunnel syndrome is median nerve compression in the carpal tunnel at the base of the palm. Increased pressure in the confined space of the carpal tunnel causes compression of the nerve resulting in numbness of the thumb, index, long, and half the ring finger.Common causes are underlying tendonitis, overuse and repetitive use, pregnancy, and diabetes or hypothyroidism are predisposing factors. ...Read more

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Can shoulder injury cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Can shoulder injury cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Rarely: You could get carpal tunnel syndrome if your shoulder injury caused bad enough swelling. The swelling travels down the arm to the hand and that's what causes carpal tunnel. ...Read more

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How to know if we have carpal tunnel syndrome? Is there any test we can run on our own?

How to know if we have carpal tunnel syndrome? Is there any test we can run on our own?

Yes: You can use Phalen's test yourself (youtube it), test for two-point discrimination with a pair of dividers, and complete the symptom questionnaire at www.carpal-tunnel.net - all of which will help to indicate whether you have CTS or not ...Read more

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Are there tests or just symptoms for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Yes: Carpal tunnel syndrome is diagnosed by history and physical examination. Nerve conduction tests and emgs may be ordered to confirm. ...Read more

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Carpal tunnel syndrome-how painful is this?

Depends: Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome can have hand and wrist pain however there are plenty of patients who only have numbness in their fingers. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Hebb Dr. Hebb
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What is tarsal tunnel syndrome?

Dr. Adam Hebb Dr. Hebb
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What is tarsal tunnel syndrome?

Entrapment tibial n.: This is entrapment of the tibial nerve in the tarsal tunnel on the inside of the ankle. This nerve entrapment causes pain and sensory loss in the heel and sole of the foot. There is also weakness of the small muscles that control toe movement. ...Read more

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Can you have carpal tunnel syndrome from being pregnant and having a baby?

Yes: Women often get carpal tunnel syndrome(cts) during the peri-natal period, likely due to increased fluid within the carpal tunnel. This compresses the median nerve. This improves once your fluids normalize. Oral and/or injectable steroids, neutral wrist splint and therapy can be helpful. If not, an open or endoscopic carpal tunnel release(ctr) will eliminate your symptoms permantely. ...Read more

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What can cause carpal tunnel syndrome at 13?

What can cause carpal tunnel syndrome at 13?

Unusual: Besides what was mentioned, make sure that 1. It really is carpal tunnel 2, there are no other illness such as inflammatory disorders, rheumatoid, lyme etc 3, there are no endocrine or metabolic issues such as thyroid disease or diabetes etc 4. Some inborn problems with nerves and fat deposition talk to your pediatrician and then see an hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Are there any similarities between carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome?

Yes: Both are primarily due to compression. The median nerve at the wrist, the ulnar nerve at the elbow. The surgical goal to treat both problems is to decompress the nerve. Obviously these are different nerves. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Yes: Carpal tunnel is when the main nerve of the hand, the median nerve, is compressed at the wrist. The fluid shifts associated with pregnancy can cause this space at the wrist to become tighter hence cause carpal tunnel. And in patients who had mild carpal tunnel prior to pregnancy will commonly see their get worse with pregnancy -. ...Read more

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Might carpal tunnel syndrome ever require surgery?

Might carpal tunnel syndrome ever require surgery?

Yes: Many patients can adequately treat symptoms of cts with simple, non-operative treatment. This might include night splints, nsaids, cortisone injection into carpal canal. If symptoms continue or progress, with incrasinain, weakness, or worsening numbness and tingling, surgery may be required. ...Read more

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