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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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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

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


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Can carpel tunnel cause finger spasms?

Can carpel tunnel cause finger spasms?

No: It classically causes tingling and numbness especially when the hand is at rest such as during sleep. Sometimes if severe it can cause muscle weakness and atrophy requiring operation to release the median nerve. ...Read more

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What else can cause loss of dexterity and strength in fingers and hand besides carpel tunnel?

What else can cause loss of dexterity and strength in fingers and hand besides carpel tunnel?

Fingers: Problems with the nerve root in the neck, thoracic outlet or other entrapments on the way down (pronator syndrome etc.). ...Read more

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Could a carpal tunnel release be the cause of developing trigger finger?

Could a carpal tunnel release be the cause of developing trigger finger?

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 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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Is it normal for your index finger to swell and hurt 6 months after carpal tunnel surgery?

Is it normal for your index finger to swell and hurt 6 months after carpal tunnel surgery?

No: Time to get that checked out. Hard to say what is wrong without an exam. It may not be related to the cts. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with numbness in my thumb and fore finger, I do not have carpal tunnel as far as I know. No injury. what other causes can it be?

I woke up this morning with numbness in my thumb and fore finger, I do not have carpal tunnel as far as I know. No injury. what other causes can it be?

Carpal tunnel: does affect these fingers, but if it the back of the thumb by the knuckle and the back of the finger by the large knuckle it may represent an issue in the radial sensory nerve distribution , It can also be due to a more proximal region such as the neck with a disc or bone spur or anything affecting the cervical nerve roots for example the C6 dermatome, see a doctor to go beyond -as far as you know ...Read more

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Can trigger finger in the thumb be caused by a complication of carpal tunnel release?

Can trigger finger in the thumb be caused by a complication of carpal tunnel release?

Side effect: Carpal tunnel release can cause swelling in your hand afterwards. Sometimes this may lead to trigger finger, which is due to swelling in your tendon. In addition, after surgery, you may be using your hand more since your fingers are no longer tingling. This can also lead to some swelling in the tendons. Developing trigger finger after surgery is not due to something wrong with the surgery. ...Read more

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What could be cause of jolts of pain down fingers when hand gets cold. Have recently had carpal tunnel surgery.?

Nerves waking up: It could be several things, but its not unusual to have a flare up of pain after cts as sensation returns. It can also be caused by scar, post-operative inflammation, and over use. Try ice and anti-inflammatories like Aleve (naproxen) or advil. If it persists, a short course of supervised therapy may help, including de-sensitization exercises like working your handa dn fingers in a pot of dried beans. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more