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Can shoulder injury cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Can shoulder injury cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Rarely: You could get carpal tunnel syndrome if your shoulder injury caused bad enough swelling. The swelling travels down the arm to the hand and that's what causes carpal tunnel. ...Read more

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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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Can carpal tunnel cause bicep and breast pain?

Can carpal tunnel cause bicep and breast pain?

NO: Carpal tunnel syndrome causes pain, numbness, tingling, and at times dropping of objects. I can present as pain that radiates up to the shoulder from the hand, but not typically to the biceps nor breast. ...Read more

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Can carpel tunnel cause finger spasms?

Can carpel tunnel cause finger spasms?

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 more

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Can ulnar nerve entrapment cause shooting pain in elbow?

Can ulnar nerve entrapment cause shooting pain in elbow?

Yes: Classically it causes numbness and shocking pain from elbow to hand bur have heard this described esp with subluxating ulnar nerve. ...Read more

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Can carpel tunnel cause fingers to swell with pain?

Can carpel tunnel cause fingers to swell with pain?

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 more

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Could this wrist pain be arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome?

Could this wrist pain be arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome?

Possibly: It could be either one of these but it may be other problems that your doc could help resolve. Remember pain in your body's way of telling you there is a problem. Don't ignore it if it persists ...Read more

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What can cause thumb /carpal tunnel?

What can cause thumb /carpal tunnel?

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 more

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Help please! could carpal tunnel cause left arm restlessness?

Help please! could carpal tunnel cause left arm restlessness?

Not the only cause: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common cause of arm and wrist discomfort. If you have discomfort there, it is wise to consider if it may be the cause. Normally there is also numbness or tingling in the fingertips with this condition however. ...Read more

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I have bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome, also c5-6 pinched nerve, will carpal tunnel surgery lessen the pain and numbness and tingling?

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 more

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Can nerve entrapment at elbow cause tricep pain?

Can nerve entrapment at elbow cause tricep pain?

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 more

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Hand & wrist numbness - can joint pain be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Hand & wrist numbness - can joint pain be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?

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 more

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Can exercises cause carpal tunnel?

Can exercises cause carpal tunnel?

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 more

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Can elbow tendonitis or bursitis cause finger numbness?

Can elbow tendonitis or bursitis cause finger numbness?

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 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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Does carpal tunnel causes pain in pinky or all fingers?

Does carpal tunnel causes pain in pinky or all fingers?

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 more

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Can carpel tunnel cause this?

Can carpel tunnel cause this?

Carpal syndrome: cause what?? http://patient.info/health/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-leaflet

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Can ulnar nerve pain neck and shoulder?

Can ulnar nerve pain neck and shoulder?

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

Arm Pain (Definition)

Arm pain can mean many things. See a hand or ...Read more