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Can treated thyroid disease cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Can treated thyroid disease cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

May co-exist: Abnormal thyroid function can be associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, but cts can also exist for unknown reasons. It is thus possible to continue to have symptoms of cts after thyroid function is normalized. ...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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I have hypo thyroidism, i was diagnosed with carpal tunnel in my hands from this, will it eventually go away?

I have hypo thyroidism, i was diagnosed with carpal tunnel in my hands from this, will it eventually go away?

Maybe.: Carpal tunnel syndrome is not related to your hypothyroid unless of course you were wildly out of control for a while. If this was the case you may get better with time. Otherwise, cts may go away if you wear splints regularly and take nsaid's and avoid wrist stress, . ...Read more

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Does dupuytren's disease have any relationship to carpal tunnel syndrome?

Does dupuytren's disease have any relationship to carpal tunnel syndrome?

Not usually: Sometimes patients with dupuytren's contracture who have carpal tunnel surgery will have exacerbations of their contracture. Otherwise, there is no significant relationship. Dupuytren's contracture and carpal tunnel syndrome tend to affect patients in the same age group, 50-60's. ...Read more

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What can cause carpal tunnel syndrome at 13?

What can cause carpal tunnel syndrome at 13?

Unusual: Besides what was mentioned, make sure that 1. It really is carpal tunnel 2, there are no other illness such as inflammatory disorders, rheumatoid, lyme etc 3, there are no endocrine or metabolic issues such as thyroid disease or diabetes etc 4. Some inborn problems with nerves and fat deposition talk to your pediatrician and then see an hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Can doing kendo cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Can doing kendo cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Hard to say: If by kendo, you mean the martial art with swordplay, then it would be hard to say. If it involves lots of blows to the wrist it could be possible. However, i would look for other causes first. ...Read more

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Can shoulder injury cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Can shoulder injury cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Rarely: You could get carpal tunnel syndrome if your shoulder injury caused bad enough swelling. The swelling travels down the arm to the hand and that's what causes carpal tunnel. ...Read more

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How much is too much computer use? And can it cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

How much is too much computer use? And can it cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Variable: Any type of repetitive use of the hands and or wrists can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome depending upon risk factors and anatomy. This is true for computer use as well. ...Read more

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I type a lot. Can that cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

I type a lot.  Can that cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Yes: Any activity where the wrist is moving up and down or if it is held in a bent position for a long time can put added pressure on the median nerve and thereby cause symptoms of tingling, numbnes, and pain i.E carpal tunnel symptoms. But if you are typing alot you need to be aware of many things besides just wrist position or you risk other rsi related problems. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can video games actually cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Can video games actually cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Unlikely: There is no evidence that hand use causes carpal tunnel syndrome. It is caused by pressure on the median nerve at the wrist and we do not know what causes the swelling. It is most common in women of middle age who are overweight. ...Read more

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Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more