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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Overview)

A medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel. The main symptoms are pain, numbness, and tingling, in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side of the ring fingers.


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I am not feeling like myself. What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

I am not feeling like myself. What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Numbness: Typical carpal tunnel symptoms are numbness and tingling in the thumb, index, middle, and ring finger. It will often wake you at night, and improve if you shake your hand. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
951 doctors shared insights

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Overview)

A medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel. The main symptoms are pain, numbness, and tingling, in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side of the ring fingers.


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Are there tests or just symptoms for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Yes: Carpal tunnel syndrome is diagnosed by history and physical examination. Nerve conduction tests and emgs may be ordered to confirm. ...Read more

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Dr. Frank Holmes Dr. Holmes
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Carpal tunnel syndrome (Tip)

Consider purchasing an ergonomic keyboard if you type frequently, to reduce carpal tunnel symptoms. ...See more

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

Visit your medical provider for accurate diagnosis
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Wear a wrist brace at night
daily
Take pain medications as directed
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Use proper posture when performing tasks
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What are the treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome?

What are the treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Many treatments: Carpal tunnel syndrome is treated by avoidance of the repetitive motion, improved work station ergonomics, rest, use of a wrist splint, ice, elevation, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy and surgery. ...Read more

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How does carpal tunnel syndrome typically effect people?

How does carpal tunnel syndrome typically effect people?

Effects of carpal T: Normally this condition causes numbness in the thumb, the index finger and the middle finger. Sometimes it is painful, like burning or severe tingling. Sometimes it causes weakness, especially for muscles that move the thumb, which is tough, because we use our thumb and forefinger for almost all of our hand activities. ...Read more

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Dr. Frank Holmes Dr. Holmes
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Carpal tunnel syndrome (Tip)

An ultrasound-guided injection that releases the median nerve from compression gives lasting relief. ...See more

Dr. Felix Toro Dr. Toro
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How does carpal tunnel syndrome typically effect people?

Effects of carpal T: Normally this condition causes numbness in the thumb, the index finger and the middle finger. Sometimes it is painful, like burning or severe tingling. Sometimes it causes weakness, especially for muscles that move the thumb, which is tough, because we use our thumb and forefinger for almost all of our hand activities. ...Read more

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Is tendonitis a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Is tendonitis a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Not exactly: Symptoms may overlap but they are different. Tendinitis is inflammation of a tendon, most commonly in shoulders, heels, elbows, and wrists. Symptoms include pain with movement, swelling, and tenderness. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when a nerve in the wrist is compressed, and can cause pain radiating to the hand or shoulder, tingling, numbness, and weakness of the hand. ...Read more

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Carpal tunnel syndrome (Tip)

Do watch your mechanics, learn what provokes symptoms. Do splint at night but not too tight !!! ...See more

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What are some of the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Numbness, pain, weak: Carpal tunnel usually starts with numbness and tingling in the thumb and first three fingers of the affected hand. Symptoms are worse at night, will often wake you up from sleep, and are temporarily relieved by shaking out the hands. Later on, if not treated, carpal tunnel can lead to pain, clumsiness, and frank weakness in the hand. ...Read more

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What are some signs of carpal tunnel syndrome?

What are some signs of carpal tunnel syndrome?

S&S carpal tunnel: People with carpal tunnel normally have numbness in the tips of thumb, index finger and middle finger. The symptoms may also be tingling in the same area. The symptoms may be worse during or after sleeping or while driving a car. The best way to determine carpal tunnel is with nerve conduction testing. ...Read more

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Does cold make carpal tunnel syndrome worse?

Does cold make carpal tunnel syndrome worse?

Actually, yes: Nerve conduction speed slows in cold temperatures, and does indeed make carpal tunnel symptoms worse. ...Read more

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How to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome?

How to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome?

History and physical: Usually one can diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome just by doing a good history and physical. People complain of numbness and tingling and/or weakness in the thumb and next two or three fingers. People may also have pain in this distribution if when you tap on the median nerve of the wrist. Other tests which can confirm a diagnosis include nerve conduction studies and electromyography. ...Read more

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How to know if we have carpal tunnel syndrome? Is there any test we can run on our own?

How to know if we have carpal tunnel syndrome? Is there any test we can run on our own?

See below: The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome vary but usually involve aching in the wrist and numbness and tingling in the thumb, index and middle finger and sometimes half of the ring finger. Usually symptoms are worse with driving and at night and people find relief when they shake their hands. Can progress to weakness and dropping objects. Can cause pain all the way to the shoulder at times. ...Read more

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Are there tests or just symptoms for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Yes: Carpal tunnel syndrome is diagnosed by history and physical examination. Nerve conduction tests and emgs may be ordered to confirm. ...Read more

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