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Tendonitis vs carpal tunnel syndrome

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Numbness and: Tingling is not typical of tendinitis but is of carpal tunnel.
Dr. Todd Guyette
Specializes in Hand Surgery
No : Carpal tunnel is when the median nerve gets pinched at the level of the wrist. The median nerve gives sensation to the thumb, index, middle, and half... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Evans
Neurology 44 years experience
Numbness: Carpal tunnel syndrome may cause numbness, tingling or pain in the thumb, index, middle, and sometimes thumb side of the fourth which which can also b... Read More
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Distinct anatomy: First off, carpal tunnel syndrome is a form of damage to the median nerve at the wrist. It doesn't have to be permanent damage if treated properly, bu... Read More
Dr. William Gaya
Neurology 30 years experience
Carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome is characterized by hand pain and recurrent numbness or "pins and needle" sensations in the thumb, index, middle finger and the... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
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
Dr. M Felix Freshwater
Hand Surgery 50 years experience
Many: Carpal tunnel syndrome means that there are symptoms from the median nerve being compressed inside the carpal tunnel. Tendonitis means that there is s... Read More
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
See below: Carpal Tunnel syndrome is a compression of the median nerve at the wrist. Tendonitis is a inflammation of a tendon, often related to overuse.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Therapist: best option is to seek out an occupational therapist who specializes in hand therapy to fabricate a device to ease your ability to hold the pen or pen... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
The : The short answer is no the tendonitis unlikley "caused" carpal tunnel. But the longer answer includes the idea that the same factors that led to tend... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery 23 years experience
Tendon / nerve: Tendinitis are inflamed tendons. Carpal tunnel syndrome is pressure on the median nerve within the carpal tunnel. You should know that there are 9 f... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
not directly: Not directly, but the problem that causes carpal tunnel can also cause tendonitis.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Huang
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Tendonitis can happen in any age group, and is usually the result of overuse or repetitive use of the hand. Carpal tunnel is rare in a 16 year old, bu... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Tendinitis affects: Movements more often then cts. Tendons move the rest well carpal tunnel pain tends to be constant more often if severe due to pressure on the nerv... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hill Hastings
Orthopedic Surgery 48 years experience
All are different: "bible cysts" refer to a mass or swelling on the top of the wrist which is a ganglion. It is usually round and non-tender. Tendinitis in the back of ... Read More
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