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Can you get a form of carpal tunnel just in the fingers?

Can you get a form of carpal tunnel just in the fingers?

Yes: Carpal tunnel classically presents with numbness in the thumb, index, middle, and half of the ring finger (on the side closer to the thumb). Carpal tunnel is compression of the median nerve in the palm. The median nerve provides sensation to the aforementioned fingers, which is why patients generally have numbness in those fingers, due to compression of the nerve by the transverse carpal ligament. ...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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Is it common after carpal tunnel surgery to get trigger finger?

Is it common after carpal tunnel surgery to get trigger finger?

Yes: There has been new research demonstrating an increased risk of trigger finger after carpal tunnel surgery. The release of the thick ligament which is causing compression on the nerve does alter the biomechanics of the tendons slightly which can increase the chances of developing trigger finger. This article was just published within the last few months. ...Read more

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I get numb along the side of my hand from the pinky to the wrist...it can extend to the ring/middle finger...Is this Carpal tunnel syndrome?

No: The distribution of numbness is not consistent with carpal tunnel. It is more consistent with an ulnar nerve entrapment. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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How bad is my carpal tunnel if when my hand goes to sleep i get an itchy spot on my palm right below my first and middle fingers & hurts in my elbow?

How bad is my carpal tunnel if when my hand goes to sleep i get an itchy spot on my palm right below my first and middle fingers & hurts in my elbow?

If weakness = bad: Carpal tunnel syndrome can display a number of different symptoms including the ones you have described. It is "bad" in a prognostic sense if the symptoms include weakness of the muscles to the fingers and thumb of the affected hand. The more and longer you have weakness of the hand the less likely surgery is able to relieve the weakness. Pain is pain if frequent and worsening you do the math ;). ...Read more

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What the main symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome in fingers?

What the main symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome in fingers?

Numbness: Numbness and tingling lateral 3 fingers of the hand , worse at night or when you wake up in am, ----pain with wrist flexion. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have blueish colour in fingers with carpal tunnel?

Is it normal to have blueish colour in fingers with carpal tunnel?

Not usual at all: The color change would make me consider Raynaud's, as carpal tunnel syndrome does not cause fingers to turn blue. Have your doctor assess. ...Read more

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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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Are warm fingers normal symptoms of carpal tunnel?

Are warm fingers normal symptoms of carpal tunnel?

Not commonly: Here is a nice video i made a few years back http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=lwghddhvm60&list=plcbd41f7a42e20469&index=4&feature=plpp_video any other questions please let me know. ...Read more

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Numbness in last two fingers and carpal tunnel, what to do?

Numbness in last two fingers and carpal tunnel, what to do?

See a hand surgeon.: Generally numbness in the ring and little fingers is not a sign of a carpal tunnel syndrome. Numbness in this distribution is much more likely due to a cubital tunnel syndrome which is compression of the ulnar nerve ( funny bone) at the inner part of the elbow. ...Read more

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Why does my little finger have a tingling sensation? Carpal tunnel?

Unlikely: This is unlikely because the little finger is not innervated by the median nerve which is compressed in carpal tunnel syndrome. However it could be due to other nerve compression syndromes such as occurs in guyon's canal. ...Read more

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