A 25-year-old female asked:
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can severe carpal tunnel syndrom cause other issues? shooting pains in elbow, back of the shoulder and aching in the base of the neck?

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Dr. Hishalah Zvulon
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Carpal Tunnel: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is due to median nerve that passes through a narrow canal at the wrist becomes impinged due to swelling. Typically, there's discomfort downstream from your wrist (hand/fingers) and not the elbow, shoulder and neck. You may have a herniated disc at the neck area causing issues downstream i.e. back, shoulder, elbow. Consider further eval w/Healthtap or your primary care MD.
Answered on Jul 24, 2020
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