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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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel is typified by numbness and/or tingling in the thumb, index, long, & half of the ring finger. Aching may be reported but numbness & pins/needles are more common. It can be reproduced by holding your wrist in the bent forward position for well over a minute or may be considered if you can elicit tingling with forcible tapping over underside of wrist. Palmar muscle atrophy when severe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Activity modificatio: Carpal tunnel syndrome(cts) is compression of the median nerve at the wrist. It can be exacerbated by certain activities, positions or metabolic abnormalities. Try to figure out if certain things cause your symptoms, wear wrist splints at night and try otc ndaid's. If that doesn't help you can try occupational therapy for helpful exercises. A hand specialist may perform injections or surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I'm experiencing a few symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome what can I do now other than stop typing?
Numbness/tingling: Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) causes numbness, tingling and sometimes pain in the thumb, index, long and the radial half of the ring finger. As the median nerve compression persists, the muscles in the thumb can atrophy and the tips of the fingers can lose sensation. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for evaluation and oral/injectable steroids, splints, therapy and/or surgery. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
It's possible: Numbness and tingling from carpal tunnel syndrome(cts) usually involves the thumb, index, long and ring fingers. The symptoms are usually worse at night and with certain activities. Cts is due to compression of the median nerve at the wrist. Ring and small finger symptoms could be ulnar nerve compression at the elbow(cubital tunnel syndrome). Nerve compression in the neck can make all fingers numb. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Why do the symptoms of my carpal tunnel syndrome worsen in the morning and right before my period?
All about pressure: Symptoms of carpal tunnel are worse when there is increased pressure on the median nerve as it passes through the wrist. We tend to sleep with our wrists bent, which increases the pressure and causes symptoms at night or early in the morning. You have fluid retention and swelling during your period, which increases pressure as well. Your doctor can suggest tips to reduce or eliminate symptoms. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I use the computer frequently when i come home. What are the symptoms of cubital (not carpal) tunnel syndrome?
Numbness, pain: The same numbness and pain seem with carpal tunnel syndrome is similar to cubital tunnel, just where it is located is different. Cubital tunnel effects the small and ulnar half of the small finger, while carpal tunnel affects the other digits. Additionally, since cubital tunnel is typically caused by the ulner nerve, patients may have pain at the elbow not traditionally seen with carpal tunnel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No : Carpal tunnel is when the median nerve gets pinched at the level of the wrist. The median nerve gives sensation to the thumb, index, middle, and half of the ring finger and these are the digits that develop the pain/numbness/tingling seen with class carpal tunnel. The mainstay of carpal tunnel management is night time splints, steroid injections, and only when those fail is surgery recommended. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Numbness & Tingling: The most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include: numbness, tingling, & pain in the hand an electric shock-like feeling mostly in the thumb, index, & long & part of the ring finger. Symptoms usually begin gradually, without a specific injury. Symptoms may occur at any time. Because many people sleep with their wrists curled, symptoms at night are common & may awaken you from sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't have carpal tunnel syndrome, but i seem to have all the symptoms. What are some conditions that replicate carpal tunnel symptoms?
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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