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Can Carpal Tunnel Cause Arm Pain
Carpal Tunnel spasm: YES Carpal tunnel implies that the blood supply to the median nerve s compromised. If it is a transient temporary thing then it will not cause "damage" however if it is a chronic long term problem then there can be permanent loss of sensation and muscle function. Since the median nerves innervates muscles as well as skin there can be spasm in the affected muscles, and referred pain can seem like ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Usually swelling: Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in your fingers and palm, but it does not typically cause them to swell. This swelling may be a result of inflammation or circulatory issues in the fingers themselves, whereas carpal tunnel is caused by inflammation of the median nerve that runs through your wrist. If your fingers continue to swell, see your primary care physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nerve compression: There are many associated causes but the primary issue is swelling that compresses the nerve and altered blood flow to that nerve that results in decreased conduction of a normal nerve signal http://www.Handctr.Com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-95.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome, also c5-6 pinched nerve, will carpal tunnel surgery lessen the pain and numbness and tingling?
EMG/NCV: I suggest you get a emg/ncv study (if you have had symptoms more than 3 months) to determine if you have carpal tunnel syndrome and/or c5/6 radiculopathy. This is the best way of determining your actual diagnosis and not a steroid injection. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Not typically: Ulnar neuropathy is a nerve entrapment at the elbow with typical symptoms of numbness of the small 1 and 1/2 fingers and weakness of the intrinsic hand muscles. Pain in the triceps can be from a herniated disc in the neck at the c7 level. Subluxation of the triceps muscle can mimic both conditions. A good physical exam, complimented by emg/ncs can confirm the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Hand numbness, more so than wristnumbness, can be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome. So can pain in the digits of the hand. Predominately the symptoms are felt in the first three digits of your hand. Electro diagnostic testing may help determine if you have carpal tunnel syndrome or something else. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes - Some Kinds: The worst exercises for patients with carpal tunnel syndrome are those involving strong gripping with the wrist fully flexed. In fact, any hyperextension or hyperflexion of the wrist will dramatically increase pressure on the median nerve, the nerve involved in carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: "tennis elbow" which is tendonosis of the lateral or outside of the elbow (the most common "tendonitis" of the elbow) usually doesn't cause any numbness in the hand or fingers medial elbow tendonosis (golfers elbow) will occasionally irritate the ulnar nerve about the elbow and cause some numbness in the ring and small fingers. ...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 small finger tends to be without symptoms with carpal tunnel -. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consider neck issue: While the ulnar nerve can cause pain radiating up the arm, it is more typically associated with pain from the elbow to the hand. One possibility is that you might have a pinched nerve in the neck as well- this can look very similar to an ulnar nerve issue, but is treated differently. ...Read more
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