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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
No.: No. It is a local nerve compression problem of the median nerve.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
20 years experience Neurosurgery
Anyone: Anyone with repetitive motions across the wrist (most of us) can develops this syndrome.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
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 carpa ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
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 i ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Huang
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Not likely: While knitting and crocheting with your wrists in a bent position for a long time may exacerbate your carpal tunnel symptoms, it does not cause carpal ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience Rheumatology
Unknown: Unknown.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Unlikely: Carpal tunnel can happen after to people who are involved in repetative activities but unless that activity goes on for several hours a day every day ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Less common: Repetitive flexion/extension of the wrist may be encountered with a piano, but, as i understand it, this represents the non-preferred way of playing t ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
20 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: If a patient is prone to carpal tunnel syndrome then any activity which causes excessive pressure within the carpal tunnel such as flexion, extension, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Very unlikely: But if u have cts any activity can make it feel worse at times.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes : If you do it too much.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
not directly: Not directly, but the problem that causes carpal tunnel can also cause tendonitis.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
You cannot: There are things like ergonomic work stations and wrist splints at night. Carpal tunnel syndrome is most common in women over fifty, overweight, diabe ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Median nerve: Compression of the median nerve at the base of the palm in canal bound by bone and the traverse carpal ligament. Swelling in the canal increases press ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: This is a rapid onset paralysis of muscles starting in the legs and rapidly involving upper trunk and breathing in the worst cases. You could die fro ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
I suppose as both: Affect sensation in the hand. Some times they present together but the symtoms of one seem to outweugh the other . Other times the lnar and the media ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel comes from activities that involve repetitive use of the hands for fine motor activities, such as gaming, so the answer is YES.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Carpal tunnel can often occur after repetitive stress such as would be seen with frequent using of a computer keyboard or lengthy piano playing.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Pain and numbness: Carpal tunnel syndrome is often part of a broader problem that involves overuse and/or misuse of the entire arm from the fingertips to the neck. Peopl ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not common: In all my years of practice i never saw a child or teenager with cts. It can happen with wrist fractures but have never seen. Also a tendon sheath inf ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
Lots of things to do: Wrist exercise and stretch at work or home, work place ergonomic assessment, avoid repetitive work at a time, give rest to the joint and do some stret ... Read More
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