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Can Carpal Tunnel Cause Trigger Finger
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
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
Yes: Recent research just published within the last few months does show an increased risk of developing trigger finger after carpal tunnel surgery. The biomechanics of the tendons going through the carpal tunnel are altered slightly after the surgery which can in fact increase the risk of developing trigger finger. ...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
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
Yes: Carpal tunnel is when the main nerve of the hand, the median nerve, is compressed at the wrist. The fluid shifts associated with pregnancy can cause this space at the wrist to become tighter hence cause carpal tunnel. And in patients who had mild carpal tunnel prior to pregnancy will commonly see their get worse with pregnancy -. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 syndrome and trigger finger are two conditions that are often seen in association with one another. Often times, patients develop trigger finger after surgical correction of carpal tunnel syndrome (and vice versa). While surgery can cause inflammation and increase the possibility of developing trigger finger, the underlying condition was probably present at the outset. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many things: There are a number of factors that can either cause or significantly exacerbate carpal tunnel syndrome. This condition is caused by an increase in pressure within the carpal tunnel. the exact cause of this increase in pressure os usually not identified but many conditions such as repetitive activity, diabetes, hypothyroidism, etc can contribute to the symptoms. ...Read more
No the ulnar styloid: Is not directly connected there but if the hand is very swollen froma fracture and the trigger finger was waiting for a reason to become more symptomatioc then the swelling in the hadn could be the tipping point. But a direct cause...Unlikley. Causlality is a tricky issue as we often attribute one problem to another temporally, but you might as well blame a trigger finger on a thunderstorm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes.: There are many conditions associated to cts that cannot be preventable, such as diabetes, hypothyroidism, arthritis, amyloidosis. The only preventive thing we can do is to prevent using the wrist and hand too much (overuse) which is associated to certain occupations or professions or even hobbies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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