A 21-year-old female asked:
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is carpal tunnel cureable if i had it my whole life? it's not severe but bad at times and had since i was like 10. will it be like this forever?

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Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome is curable. Numbness and tingling in the hand that wakes you up at night is a complaint in over 95% of people with carpal tunnel syndrome. Wrist splints and elbow guards can help at night. Neuropathic medicine and compound cream will reduce the numbness and tingling too. An electromyogram and nerve conduction study will confirm the diagnosis.
Answered on Dec 2, 2018
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Carpal tunnel is: Associated with altered sensation in the thumb, index, middle and part of the ring. It can affect the muscles of the thumb. Symtpoms can be intermittent, occasional or severe and long standing. Testing such as a nerve study/emg is often used to aid diagnosis and gauge severity. Treatment can range from splinting to injectons and even surgery.A very common disorder; many function well despite it.
Answered on Apr 17, 2016
Dr. Eric Chiang
10 years experience Rheumatology
It is definitely : Treatable majority of the time with medicine, wrist splint, injection, or surgery. The prognosis depend on how you take care your wrist and avoid certain task that require repetitive use of your wrist.
Answered on Apr 17, 2016

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Treatment : Treatment for carpal tunnel can range from conservative to surgical. Antiinflammatory medication, splints to start. Injections in the wrist. Nerve stu ... Read More
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Dr. Marvin Ott
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It could be: a physical exam by a professional is the only way to be sure. See your doctor to get examined and confirm. Hope this helps!
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Carpal tunnel: If you are in true pain, you should talk to him and let him know that. It may be that he may suggest some other ways of treating your pain than taking ... Read More
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