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What can I do for the carpal tunnel in my wrist?

What can I do for the carpal tunnel in my wrist?

Several things: There are many options to treat carpel tunnel, splint especially at night, anti -inflammation medication, steroid injection, avoid certain movements, if this approach failed surgery could be done. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What to do for my swollen wrist from chronic carpal tunnel?

What to do for my swollen wrist from chronic 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

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Don't know what I should do for the carpal tunnel in my wrist?

Don't know what I should do for the carpal tunnel in my wrist?

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

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I'm having some serious wrist-pains! could this be carpal tunnel?

Unlikely: Carpal tunnel in characterized to numbness, electric shocks or pins and needles sensation in the thumb and the first 2 1/2 fingers. Wrist pain alone is nor carpal tunnel. ...Read more

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My wife has carpal tunnel in both wrists and is getting quite numb?

My wife has carpal tunnel in both wrists and is getting quite numb?

See a hand surgeon: Get a full evaluation for causes as well as possible treatments ( non-surgical and surgical). ...Read more

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I have pain where the pulse is at the wrist. Is that a sign of carpal tunnel syndrome?

I have pain where the pulse is at the wrist. Is that a sign of carpal tunnel syndrome?

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

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My left wrist is larger than my right. Someone said it could be carpal tunnel. What do I do?

My left wrist is larger than my right. Someone said it could be carpal tunnel. What do I do?

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

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I have a slight pain in the right wrist, getting worse and it started 2 weeks ago. Carpal tunnel?

I have a slight pain in the right wrist, getting worse and it started 2 weeks ago. Carpal tunnel?

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

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Cold. I also sometimes get this light, achy pain in my wrist. Is it possible that I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

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

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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

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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

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Can carpal tunnel effect the wrist ?

Can carpal tunnel effect the wrist ?

Opposite: The carpal tunnel is compression of the median nerve at the wrist. A wrist problem as arthritis, or fractures can cause carpal tunnel syndrome in someone young as you. ...Read more

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How to bandage my wrist for carpal tunnel syndrome?

How to bandage my wrist for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Night splint: Use a wrist splint while sleeping that keeps your wrist in the straight position. During the day a compression sleeve or glove might help. ...Read more

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What can I do to break my wrist when i might have carpal tunnel?

What can I do to break my wrist when i might have carpal tunnel?

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

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Which is the best way to treat carpal tunnel syndrome of the wrist?

Which is the best way to treat carpal tunnel syndrome of the wrist?

Splints, surgery: The most common treatments for cts are wrist splints that typically are worn at night , anti inflammatory medications, some advocate steroid injections, and if the symptoms persist, a carpal tunnel release surgery. Surgery typically has a very good success rate. ...Read more

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Intense sharp pain in wrists. Carpal tunnel? If so, how can it be treated?

Intense sharp pain in wrists. Carpal tunnel? If so, how can it be treated?

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

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My wrist clicks every time I move it up and down. Is this carpal tunnel syndrome?

My wrist clicks every time I move it up and down. Is this carpal tunnel syndrome?

No: Carpal tunnel symptoms include wrist pain and tingling in the thumb, index, middle and part of the ring finger. Wrist clicking may be from your tendons moving around or from fluid in your joints. ...Read more

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Is there any other wrist condition that mimics the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Is there any other wrist condition that mimics the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Repetitiv strain rsi: Repetitive strain injury is an overuse syndrome---also tendinitis can give similar symptoms. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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How do I know I have carpal tunnel or sore wrists?

How do I know I have carpal tunnel or sore wrists?

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

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Can carpal tunnel be fixed without a wrist operation?

Can carpal tunnel be fixed without a wrist operation?

It is possible to do: It without the surgery , if it is mild case, use night splint medication and avoid repetitive movement and if not getting better steroid injection.. ...Read more

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Could exercising my wrist muscles cause carpal tunnel?

Could exercising my wrist muscles cause carpal tunnel?

Tendonitis: Over exercising could cause flexor tendonitis increasing the pressure in the carpal canal causing compression of the median nerve resulting in carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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I have wrist pain and swelling. Can this be carpal tunnel?

I have wrist pain and swelling.  Can this be carpal tunnel?

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

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Please tell me can exercising my wrist muscles cause carpal tunnel?

It can: If you are doing repetitive type exercises involving the wrist. Perhaps changing the exercises up a bit and using a wrist splint (like gymnasts wear) would help. Be sure you can be safe with the weights when the splint is on. ...Read more

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My wrist hurts when I put pressure on it to type. Is that carpal tunnel?

Maybe: Ct is usually symptoms of pain, hand numbness, and tingling of the fingers. Occ. Pts. Will present with wrist pain brought on by certain activities. If your pain persist i would see your local hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Can wrist exercises help prevent carpal tunnel and other wrist conditions?

Can wrist exercises help prevent carpal tunnel and other wrist conditions?

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

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Can you tell me how to keep from getting carpal tunnel in my mouse arm/wrist?

Can you tell me how to keep from getting carpal tunnel in my mouse arm/wrist?

Ergonomics: They make a variety of ergonomic mouses (mice?). Here's a helpful website:
http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/cumousetips.html ...Read more

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Are thin wrists, and long thin hands on a male a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome or something else?

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