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Can Carpal Tunnel Cause Shoulder Pain
The carpal tunnel is formed by the bones, tissues, and ligaments of the wrist. This tunnel exists to protect the median nerve, which controls sensations and movement to the thumb and fingers (not including the little finger). Carpal tunnel syndrome is when the carpal tunnel is inflamed and swollen, which pinches the median nerve and results in feelings of numbness, decreased grip strength, and muscle ...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
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 ›
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
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?
Wrist splint: First of all you need to confirm the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome by having nerve conduction and EMG test being done by physiatrist or neurologist. Once confirmed, then wrist splint will help for mild to moderate case and surgery for moderate to severe cases depending on severity and difficulty in doing adl, s. Cervical radiculopathy ( impingement of nerve in neck) needs to be ruled out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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