A 35-year-old female asked:
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my wrist aches so bad especially at night to get up in the morning i thought it was carpal tunnel but had test ran its not tried to an mri but i panic?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Some solutions: Not unique to have claustrophobia with mri, and some of my pts have done far better with "stand-up" and "open" mri's. But resolution far better with the standard device, and on occasion, pre-treatment with valium has worked great. Hope this helps.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Consider ultrasound: Consult local physical medicine and rheumatology specialists who perform musculoskeletal ultrasound. This is a very effective test that can diagnosis problems with tendons, nerves, and joints. Ask for a doctor who is credentialed in musculoskeletal ultrasound by the association of ultrasound in medicine to get the best consultation.
Answered on Apr 25, 2016
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Not typical: Carpal tunnel is isolated to the wrists and is not typically associated with night sweats or tingling in the feet. It sounds as if you need a physical ... Read More
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Job related: Unless you have some clearly identifiable factor other than your job that is contributing to your carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), you will have to look ... Read More
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Could be CTS: Cut back on typing and wear a neutral splint at night for a couple of weeks. If symptoms persist get an EMG-NCS to clarify diagnosis and exclude confo ... Read More

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