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i have wrist and elbow pain; is this carpal tunnel syndrome?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Carpal tunnel pain is usually an electrical shock or shooting pain in the hand from movement in the wrist. One of the tests is to tap on the wrist to elicit the pain. Elbow pain may be from a tendonitis or bursitis, for example. Wrist pain can be from several causes too including strain. However, one does not get elbow pain with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Answered on Aug 18, 2017
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Dr. Christopher Henley
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Sometimes carpal tunnel syndrome can send pain shooting up from the fingers or wrist into the forearm or elbow - even into the upper arm or shoulder. If you have no numbness or tingling in the hand, chances are it's not carpal tunnel syndrome.
Feb 3, 2012

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