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Can Carpal Tunnel Cause Shoulder Pain
Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more
Just wondering if it could be carpal tunnel syndrome, although in neck and shoulder I'm thinking probably not, right?
Where is pain: if you can try to re post your question as its not clear. I am assuming that you have neck and shoulder pain and are wondering if it could be carpal tunnel. It is possible for a pinched nerve to cause pain in the arm down to the hand but usually carpal tunnel does not cause neck pain. if you see a neurologist they can do a nerve study test to confirm diagnosis and start occupational therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carpal Tunnel: Yes. While the pain and numbness/tingling is focused on the hand, one can have "radiation" of the pain towards the neck. Part of what may be going on in some situations is that people with carpal tunnel also have other problems including neck, shoulder and elbow. These may be part of an over riding repetitive stress issue and should be addressed comprehensively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not normal: Carpal tunnel is median nerve compression at the wrist causing numbness and tingling in the thumb, index, long, and half the ring finger. You can also develop lack of coordination and decreased strength of the thenar muscles it does not effect the shoulder blade or upper arm. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel in both wrists two years ago. It doesn't hurt constantly but in flair ups. But when it does elbow and shoulder hurt?
Carpal tunnel: This is not typical but possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: The nerve that gets pinched in your wrist is the median nerve causing carpal tunnel syndrome. This nerve originates from the cervial spinal cord, passes through the shoulder area and into the arm and forearm. If there is irritation or swelling in the shoulder area it can irritate the nerve causing cts. An EMG always helps diagnose where the nerve problem is. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pre op emg showed carpal tunnel but was done over a year ago I have had problems with neck and shoulder before and have osteoarthritis?
Unlikely: These are probably all unrelated.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have carpal tunnel in my wrist. I'm feeling this throbbing pain that shoots up from my arm to my shoulder. What should I do?
Carpal tunnel type of symptoms stopped with less typing. Then deadline, and cramping in middle of hand and ache up deltoid to shoulder. Related?
Look at posture: When one experiences pain in body part, compensatory activities may place stress on associated joints, muscles, and nerves. Of course it is possible you could have an entirely different problem known as a "double crush" syndrome in which a shoulder or neck problem is also to blame. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
33 yrs old, hand numbness, pain in shoulder, mom has lupus, cort shot took pain away, have nerve test to check if carpal tunnel. Dr said may be lupus.
See rheum: You are far more likely to have carpal tunnel than lupus. I presume you have seen an orthopedic surgeon who had injected the wrist area with cortisone. If the nerve test confirms CTS, then you should rest at ease. I greatly doubt that you have lupus since the joint involvement is atypical and your gender. ...Read more
Have left side shoulder bursitis and carpal tunnel but both left and right hands go numb for no reason. goes away when i flex my wrist and hand back.
Chances are you: Have bilateral CTS . why guess and risk perminant loss of function ? splint both wrists at night for 10 days and then check your nerve function ( EMG-NCS test ) if you still have evidence if CTS or have muscle denervation on the EMG consider more aggressive therapy CTS release surgery. ...Read more
The doctor told me I have carpal tunnel and to wear a wrist brace and take aleve (naproxen). How else can I releve pain in my shoulder and neck?
6 month soreness rt shoulder, upper arm; numb/tingling /cold fingers; neck soreness less so.Hist rheumatoid, not carpal tunnel?
Carpal Tunnel left wrist. Shoulder bursitis left shoulder. Both hands going numb. C-4 herniated disc. What kind of doctor to see?
Start with spine : I would recommend to start with the spine problem first. The carpal tunnel may be secondary to the spine issue. ...Read more
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
Very Possibly: Carpel tunnel syndrome is a compression of the median nerve via the flexor retinaculum. Any continued use of the wrist may cause compression of the median nerve. Piano, violin, and drumming are all examples how a musician could potentially experience carpel tunnel. It is characterized by numbness in the first two fingers and thumb along with wasting of the muscles on the palm side by the thumb. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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