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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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Will the use of a hand gripper lead to carpal tunnel syndrome?

Will the use of a hand gripper lead to carpal tunnel syndrome?

I'm assuming: You're talking about the hand gripper that you find sporting good stores. I don't think this single thing leads to carpal tunnel I do think that if you have carpet tunnel mouth case and you do too much of anything that's repetitive you can make the carpal thompson feel worse of times in addition carpal tunnels often progressive problem so sometimes it's just seems that the activity makes it worse but it just gets worse anyway if you don't have carpal tall symptom symptoms now that i wouldn't worry about using a hand gripper. ...Read more

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Can a problem with a shoulder lead to carpal tunnel-like symptoms in the hand?

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 more

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Can carpal tunnel syndrome from playing the piano?

Can carpal tunnel syndrome from playing the piano?

CTS: Yes. Anything that can lead to flexortenosynovitis (swelling about the flexor tendons) could potentially lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Can you develop carpal tunnel from playing the piano?

Can you develop carpal tunnel from playing the piano?

CTS: Perhaps, but prove that you caused it and not from something else it..Thus the problem need a huge randomized blinded study or huge multifactorial longitudinal study to figure it out. Most musicians have a ong history of proper mechanics and posture and don't typically cause carpal tunnel, just happen to get it like everyone else. We all use our hands. Thus hand activity of one type is common. ...Read more

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Can you get carpal tunnel syndrome from playing the piano also?

Can you get carpal tunnel syndrome from playing the piano also?

Less common: Repetitive flexion/extension of the wrist may be encountered with a piano, but, as i understand it, this represents the non-preferred way of playing the piano, but see no reason it could not occur otherwise. ...Read more

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Could I have gotten cpt/carpal tunnel syndrome from playing the piano?

Most who play piano : Do not get carpal tunnel. I think it is because most learn proper mechanics and technique. Centruries of piano players have helped refine what i needed to be successful. While one can develop carpal tunnel and be someone who plays piano , piano is likley not the cause. ...Read more

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Can all hand activities lead to something as severe as carpal tunnel syndrome?

Can all hand activities lead to something as severe as carpal tunnel syndrome?

Not necessarily: Although some activities, work related or daily routine, can aggravate or exacerbate carpal tunnel syndrome, not all activities can cause the condition. ...Read more

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Post carpal tunnel surgery, can a follow-up nerve conduction study (ncs) have adverse effects or make the hand worse. Can ncs lead to complex regional pain syndrome?

Post carpal tunnel surgery, can a follow-up nerve conduction study (ncs) have adverse effects or make the hand worse. Can ncs lead to complex regional pain syndrome?

Not really ; Ditto: Although I am not sure why a follow-up nerve conduction study would be necessary there is little chance that could cause any type of harm or worsening of symptoms. I am unaware of any literature that supports the notion of complex regional pain syndrome as a result of a nerve conduction study. ...Read more

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What causes carpal tunnel?

What causes carpal tunnel?

Nerve compression: Carpal tunnel syndrome is compression of the median nerve in the wrist. Common causes are repetitive stress and pregnancy. Typical symptoms are burning and tingling in the hands at night. ...Read more

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How to relieve carpal tunnel

How to relieve carpal tunnel

Bracing and surgery: Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) is first treated by wrist bracing into a "neutral" (extended) position. If this does not help the symptoms, then a small surgery at the wrist can be used to improve 85% of the patient's symptoms. ...Read more

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How do i treat carpal tunnel?

How do i treat carpal tunnel?

There are many: Ways to approach cts, depending upon the severity of symptoms, the extent of numbness, presence of muscle atrophy, pain, related conditons and other factors. Splinting, nsaid, corticosteroid injections, surgery, medications, ruling out metabolic and endocrine and other nerve issues all are important. A hand surgeon is ideally trained but many physicians deal with this common problem. ...Read more

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What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Numbness: It s a syndrome of repetitive use of the hand which causes a pinch nerve in the hand causing numbness amd tingling in the thumb to ring finger with pain that wakes u up at night ...Read more

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What are signs of carpal tunnel?

Many symptoms.: Generally altered sensation and or pain in the thumb and next two digits of one of your hands. Comes on with stress of the hand and wrist such as holding a book, pencil, typing, carrying a briefcase, doing push ups etc. Pain can sometimes extend up to shoulder. Often noted in am or can wake you from sleep. ...Read more

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How do people get carpal tunnel?

How do people get carpal tunnel?

carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel is generally not and overuse problem it is due to anatomy and life. ...Read more

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What is a carpal tunnel syndrome?

What is a carpal tunnel syndrome?

Pinch nerve: it is a repetitive stress syndrome which causes the nerve inside the carpal tunnel called the median nerve to be compressed. Symptoms include numbness , tingling, pain that shoots up to the elbow and neck and worse at night ...Read more

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Best way to manage carpal tunnel?

Best way to manage carpal tunnel?

Depends: It depends on the severity of symptoms and response to conservative treatment. you may consult this site for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/carpal-tunnel-syndrome/symptoms-causes/dxc-20313870 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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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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