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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
20 years experience in 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 in 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience in 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
38 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Carpal tunnel is a condition in the wrist where a nerve (the median nerve) is "pinched" by tendons that surround it as it travels through an area in t ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Many: If u r pregnant u wait until u deliver & it usually goes away. Otherwise, have a solid diagnosis. Then the rx varies from surg 2 surg, but mainy nsaid ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience in Occupational Medicine
Fairly common: Cubital tunnel problems can occur fro many reasons and are fairly common. Most causes can be treated conservatively and it is worth taking the time wi ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Comp. of median n.: Carpal tunnel syndrome is compression of the median nerve in the carpal canal.Nerve runs in canal w/ all the flexor tendons of your fingers and can be ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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 particularl ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Different areas: Wrist carpal tunnel- median nerve pinched. Thoracic outlet: first rib, clavicle and muscles tight on vein, artery and nerves both cause neuropath ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
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 o ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
32 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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 th ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Also difference. See your doc.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience in Hand Surgery
Very unlikely: But if u have cts any activity can make it feel worse at times.
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Dr. Darrell Latva
41 years experience in Podiatry
NO: There are both non-surgical and surgical options.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
38 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Different nerves: Cubital tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the ulnar nerve at the medial ( inside) of the elbow, where we say the "funny bone" is. It causes ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
33 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Differs by person: For some people it is just numbness in the thumb side of the hand (first three fingers). For others it is painful with radiation towards the elbow and ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Vagner
23 years experience in Hand Surgery
Hard to say: If by kendo, you mean the martial art with swordplay, then it would be hard to say. If it involves lots of blows to the wrist it could be possible. ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience in Hand Surgery
Nerve entrapment: Entrapment of the radial nerve and in particular the posterior interosseous nerve branch that gives rise to pain in the proximal forearm, weakness of ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Repetition: Repetitive flexion and extension of the wrist might produce a localized inflammation termed a synovitis, which can narrow the carpal tunnel beneath th ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
22 years experience in Hand Surgery
Tingling: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a pinched nerve at the wrist which causes symptoms of numbness and tingling most commonly in the thumb index middle and ring ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Many patients can adequately treat symptoms of cts with simple, non-operative treatment. This might include night splints, nsaids, cortisone injectio ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Carpal tunnel: Typical symptoms of cts include pain, numbness, and tingling in the thumb, index, and long finger. In early stages, symptoms are intermittent. Untreat ... Read More
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