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A 25-year-old female asked:

Could my carpal tunnel be caused by cervical radiculopathy? i have pain/burning throughout my forearm, inner bicep and my also up into my shoulder/neck. when i ice my neck burning and aching tends to lessen slightly in all areas.

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Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 29 years experience
Yes: From your symptom description, I would say yes... the pain may be due to a nerve root compression from cervical radiculopathy and possibly not actually Carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel, often affects the thumb, index and middle finger, but may travel up the arm as well. It's also possible to have both. I would consult a neurologist. They may guide you as to where the nerve is compressed.

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