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carpal tunnel syndrome

A 24-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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Dr. Steven Arbit
32 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
If you have a hand..: Anyone with a hand can get carpal tunnel syndrome. Certainly pregnant women, diabetics, hypothyroid patients and people who do a lot of hand intensiv ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Susceptable: Carpal tunnel affects a wide range of patients. Its more common in females and generally affects patients 18 years and older.
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A 40-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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Dr. Todd Siff
Dr. Todd Siff answered
26 years experience Hand Surgery
No one knows: There are lots of theories to the cause of carpal tunnel syndrome. But, no one knows. We know of certain conditions like Diabetes and thyroid proble ... Read More
Dr. Kristopher Downing
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Carpal tunnel risks: carpal tunnel syndrome is associated with diabetes, hypothyroidism, rheumatoid disease and pregnancy
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Nerve compression.: Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) is compression of the median nerve at the wrist. Symptoms include numbness/tingling in the thumb, index, long and ring fi ... Read More
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Dr. Randy Hauck
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Numbness: The carpal tunnel is a space in the wrist through which the median nerve passes. Carpal tunnel syndrome is pressure on that nerve causing numbness in ... Read More
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Dr. Todd Siff
Dr. Todd Siff answered
26 years experience Hand Surgery
Median nerve compres: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition where the median nerve in the wrist becomes compressed. This is due to an increase in pressure below the transv ... Read More
A 46-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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
39 years experience 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 46-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 40-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 45-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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
32 years experience 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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Budoff
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
See http://rearmyour: See http://rearmyourselftexas.Com/specialties/hand/carpal-tunnel-syndrome/.

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