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Bump On Wrist Carpal Tunnel
Cause vs Effect: I would not expect carpal tunnel syndrome itself to cause a visibly swollen wrist. Rather, i suspect you may have wrist swelling due to some other cause (trauma, arthritis, fluid retention, etc) that is predisposing you to compress the median nerve and cause carpal tunnel. Consult your primary doctor to find the underlying cause, and the swelling and pain might both be improved! ...Read more
Relieve pressure: The primary intervention for cts is to relieve pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. Since we tend to flex our wrists when we sleep, wearing a neutral position wrist splint at night can often make a big difference, especially in conjunction with antiinflammatories. If this fails, nerve block and release surgery are possible options. ...Read more
Probably not: This is a very treatable problem. Good luck. ...Read more
See a hand surgeon: Get a full evaluation for causes as well as possible treatments ( non-surgical and surgical). ...Read more
Doesn't sound like: This doesn't sound like it. It may be more of a ganglion, or arthrits. Or an old fracture, tendonitis, etc. ...Read more
Possibly: Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause hand and wrist pain with weakness and numbness to the thumb, index and ring fingers. This condition can also be associated with swelling and I have seen this in several patients. You can get an evaluation by a hand surgeon who can perform an exam and order some basic diagnostic test to determine the cause. ...Read more
Could be anything --:
You need to see your health care provider, especially if the symptom is getting worse.
Cts usually do progress over time though rather slowly, occupational factor should be considered. ...Read more
Cold. I also sometimes get this light, achy pain in my wrist. Is it possible that I have carpal tunnel syndrome?
Usually tingling: That's not a typical presentation. Carpal tunnel surgery is a compression of the median nerve at the wrist so symptoms involve that nerve and specifically sensory symptoms such as generalized discomfort of the hand, numbness and tingling on the thumb side of the hand as well as motor changes and specifically weakness of the hand especially involving the thumb. ...Read more
Advice for carpal tunnel syndrome caused by using a computer and mouse at work? I already wear a SmartGlove on my wrist.
Rest: carpal tunnel is overgrowth of band around tunnel for median nerve , rest ius best treatment but half cocked Velcro wrist splints especially at night along with pain meds like Excedrin, motrin , aleve (naproxen) good , repetitive wristflexion /work causes this most often though not sure in many cases if getting worse steroid injection or surgery in order but still can come back if repetitive use again builds ...Read more
I hurt my left wrist over the summer. 1 dr believes it might be carpal tunnel, but my primary doesn't believe that's the case.What could b causing it?
Occult fracture?: Wrist pain can be caused by a number of things including a missed or occult fracture, irritated tendons, nerve injury or irritation, arthritis, or bursitis. Many of these things can be treated symptomatically and resolve on their own, but some things like an occult or missed fracture may require additional evaluation and treatment. Referral to an orthopaedic surgeon or hand surgeon would help. ...Read more
Wrist fracture in : The presence of preexisting carpal tunnel must be observed closely for increase in numbness, tingling and pain and at times emergent release of the carpal tunnel is needed even if the fracture itself doesnt need surgery for its treatment. A hand surgeon can help with these decisions. ...Read more
If it is CTS...:
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 recommende. ...Read more
Can carpal tunnel make it feel like there's something in your wrist that's stopping you from being able to fully bend it backwards ?
No. See Hand MD: No. If you have a feeling of restriction of wrist extension then you may have a dorsal wrist ganglion. Schedule an appointment with a hand surgeon as s/he will best be able to examine and give you advice. ...Read more
Carpal tunnel : Carpal tunnel syndrome results from pressure on the median nerve as it travels through the bones of the wrist. Typical symptoms include numbness and tingling of the first three digits. Wrist pain per se typically does not occur with carpal tunnel syndrome. Numbness and tingling that occurs will frequently wake someone from sleep and it usually resolves after shaking the hands. ...Read more
Not typical: Carpal tunnel syndrome does not typically present that way, though one could develp median nerve compression with wrist swelling post trauma. Typically with carpal tunnel syndrome there is hand, not wrist, pain associated with numbness and/or tingling anad possibly weakness. ...Read more
WRIST IS WHERE: The problem is, fingers is where you feel the problems. ...Read more
Not exercise per se: There are certain forms of therapy that can aid in preventing and treating carpal tunnel, but generally not exercise. In fact, for the most part it is important to avoid "overuse" or "repetitive trauma" to the wrist and underlying median nerve which happens with repeated or prolonged flexion of the wrist. But, various forms of deep massage at the volar wrist may be of some help along with... ...Read more
They make a variety of ergonomic mouses (mice?). Here's a helpful website:
http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/cumousetips.html ...Read more
Are thin wrists, and long thin hands on a male a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome or something else?
Not carpal tunnel: First off the description is of physical characteristics which is something distinct from symptoms. Symptoms of carpal tunnel would typically be related to entrapment of the median nerve i.E numbness, tingling and weakness of the hand. I'm not aware that this occurs to any greater degree in someone with long fingers though a thin wrist might certainly predispose to compression of the nerve. ...Read more