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A 42-year-old male asked:

after buying a heavy watch with a snug band, noticed instant wrist, hand and elbow area tingling. can this sudden onset be from nerve compression ?

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Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Carpal tunnel: Yes. Compression across the wrist can affect the median nerve (carpal tunnel) and/or the ulnar nerve (guyon's canal). Often the numbness and tingling is worse at night. Change watch bands to a looser fit. The numbness and tingling should decrease or resolve in the next few weeks.

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Last updated May 3, 2018

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