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what are the common symptoms of carpitunal arthritis and tendinitis?

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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Finger tingling: I will comment on the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, or cts. Cts is when the median nerve becomes "pinched" within the carpal tunnel, which is in the wrist. Patients can get tingling, numbness and/or pain on the palm side of the hand, specifically in the thumb, index and middle fingers. When conservative treatment fails, surgery is recommended to fix the entrapment.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which one of the nerves that passes through the wrist into the hands gets compressed. The symptoms are aching in the hand and wrist as well as intermittent pins and needles usually in the thumb, index, middle and half of the ring finger. It is often worse with driving and can be bothersome at night. It can be caused by a number of different conditions.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of carpitunal arthritis and tendinitis?

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Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 35 years experience
Numbness: The symptoms of carpal tunnel are those related to compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is the passageway in the wrist to the hands, which the median nerve iruns through. Symptoms can include numbness in the palmer aspect of the thumb, pointer, middle, and half the ring finger. Additional symptoms can include pins and needles, and pain.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Could tendonitis turn into arthritis over time?

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Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
NO: Tendonitis is by definition an inflammation or injury of a tendon and arthritis is a disorder of the joing. So they involve two distinctly different structures and don't "turn into each other". Having said that, they can certainly co-exist and one can affect the other for sure.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What's the difference between tendonitis and arthritis?

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Dr. Allen Lu
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Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Completely different: Tendinitis is inflammation around the muscles and tendons that may cause pain, often from overuse or compensating for a weak muscle. Arthritis is defined by inflammation within a joint such as the knee. Osteoarthritis is an example of arthritis where the cartilage cushion is worn down, causing pain and stiffness.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How do arthritis and tendonitis differ?

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Dr. David True
Rheumatology 24 years experience
Joint vs. tendon: Arthritis implies inflammation or damage in a joint. Tendinitis indicates inflammation of a tendon, where a muscle attaches to the bone.

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