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What is the main difference between tendonitis and carpal tunnel

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Big difference: Tendonitis refers to inflammation of a tendon or tendons, carpal tunnel is compression of the median nerve. Both can cause pain, and some of the trea ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Numbness and: Tingling is not typical of tendinitis but is of carpal tunnel.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Evans
42 years experience Neurology
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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hill Hastings
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
NCS: Both carpal tunnel syndrome and other forms of nerve compression or damage can be detected by doing a nerve conduction study (ncs). Tendinitis is ofte ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
21 years experience Hand Surgery
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
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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 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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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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe and yes: Carpal tunnel syndrome is thought to be caused by the tendons and nerves traveling through the wrist becoming inflamed, putting pressure on the median ... Read More
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