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How to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience in Family Medicine
History and physical: Usually one can diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome just by doing a good history and physical. People complain of numbness and tingling and/or weakness in the thumb and next two or three fingers. People may also have pain in this distribution if when you tap on the median nerve of the wrist. Other tests which can confirm a diagnosis include nerve conduction studies and electromyography.
Answered on Dec 19, 2019
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