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pregnancy and carpal tunnel syndrome

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Yes: Carpal tunnel during pregnancy is actually due to fluid changes, and is typically temporary, resolving completely following labor and delivery. Rare ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gray
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: There is increased swelling associated with pregnancy and as a result, carpal tunnel syndrome may also get worse. Hand braces may help alleviate sympt ... Read More
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A 55-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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
38 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Also difference. See your doc.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Huang
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Not likely: Carpal tunnel syndrome is compression of the median nerve in your wrist, causing pain and numbness in your fingertips. Patients have numbness in the f ... 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience 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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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pinched nerves: Pregnant women start to retain water pretty quick. The nerves that cause carpal tunnel syndrome travel through a tight tunnel in the wrist. As fluid ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
38 years experience 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 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience 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 50-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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See below:: In carpal t syndrome, the main nerve to the hand gets trapped against a thick ligament, causing pain, numbness in palm and fingers and these may even ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience 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 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 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Carpal tunnel: Symptoms can feel worse form many activiteis but that is what one needs to find out. And if you dont ry you wont learn, if an activity makes one feel ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
22 years experience Hand Surgery
Sometimes: When the numbness and tingling is mild i recommend splinting. There are patients that get complete relief of their symptoms with this simple treatmen ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
The question is un--: Clear. It needs to be rephrased and/or edited.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: But I am speaking of elevation of the wrist from a normal position to an extended position of the hand. Wear cockup wrist splints at night to let the ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: Depends on how detailed the neurologist or other physician is in performing the emg/ncv's. If your referring physician explains the need for testing t ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Yang
8 years experience General Practice
Not exactly: Symptoms may overlap but they are different. Tendinitis is inflammation of a tendon, most commonly in shoulders, heels, elbows, and wrists. Symptoms i ... Read More
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