A 51-year-old member asked:
are there tests or just symptoms for carpal tunnel syndrome?
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Dr. Robert Coats II answered
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Both: Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) involves numbness/tingling in the thumb, index, long and the radial-side of the ring finger. The symptom are worse at night, especially pain. The diagnosis is made clinically with history and physical exam, which reproduces the symptoms during provocative maneuvers. A nerve test, called an EMG can be used to confirm the diagnosis.
Answered on Oct 19, 2017
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