A 44-year-old member asked:
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can you get tendonitis from carpal tunnel?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
not directly: Not directly, but the problem that causes carpal tunnel can also cause tendonitis.
Answered on Aug 6, 2016
Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
20 years experience Hand Surgery
Possibly: You don't directly get tendonitis from carpal tunnel syndrome but there is an increased chance of developing a condition called trigger finger after carpal tunnel syndrome or after carpal tunnel surgery. I would recommend an evaluation by a hand surgeon.
Answered on Dec 21, 2013

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