A 21-year-old male asked:
just noticed today that i have carpal tunnel syndrome due to bad circulation and smoking , could i loose my life ? or my hand with this syndrome ?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Glenn Messina answered
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
No: Carpal tunnel is a narrowing of the tunnel the nerves and ligaments of your hand run through. The result is numbness and weakness of the hand but not death , at least from the carpal tunnel. However untreated you can get permanent nerve damage. What can kill is smoking stop that and things may improve
Answered on Aug 26, 2016
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