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Doctor insights on: Carpal Bossing

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What causes carpal bossing?

What causes carpal bossing?

Inflammation: Inflammation at insertion of extensor carpi radials brevis an longs at base of second and third metacarpals results in periosteal inflammation and heterotopic bone formation causing the boss to form. ...Read more

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How do you get carpal boss?

How do you get carpal boss?

See details: It can exist from birth or it can be the result of trauma or injury. Finally, there is some evidence that it can result from careers that require repetitive movements of the hands and fingers. ...Read more

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Can someone please explain a carpal boss removal surgery?

Can someone please explain a carpal boss removal surgery?

Result varies: This is a bony protrusion at the base of the metacarpals near the back of the wrist, usually due to arthritis. These can be removed, but ten to recur. Unless they are very symptomatic, I tend to leave them alone. ...Read more

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I went in for a ganglion removal but 2 weeks later found out I had carpal boss removed. Its been 4wks still very painful/limited motion is this normal?

Possibly: That's a bony procedure so it could certainly cause pain for several weeks. At this point you have probably been instructed to begin range of motion - over time, that should help, but may be painful initially. After surgery, an infection is always a possibility, so see your physician if there you have redness or drainage or fever. ...Read more

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Has anybody had surgery to remove a carpal boss (bony overgrowth)?

Has anybody had surgery to remove a carpal boss (bony overgrowth)?

I have done this: Carpal bosses are bony overgrowth at the junction of the metacarpals and wrist bones and are usually associate with osteoarthritis of the underlying joints. They have a tendency to recur after removal unless the underlying arthritis is treated. ...Read more

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I had carpal boss removal surgery but now I have extreme pain over the scar and tingling... Did it grow back?

I had carpal boss removal surgery but now I have extreme pain over the scar and tingling... Did it grow back?

It could: If what you are talking about is a cyst, yes those can comeback unfortunately. The pain and tingling may be due to the cyst putting pressure on one of the peripheral nerves in the area. ...Read more

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Hello. I have been having numbness and tingling in my arm, wrist, and hand. I have a carpal boss and am having it removed. What is the recovery time?

Hello. I have been having numbness and tingling in my arm, wrist, and hand. I have a carpal boss and am having it removed. What is the recovery time?

2 week to 3 months: Reduction of numbness and tingling can occur within a few days. However, swelling and tightness in the hand and fingers can take several weeks. If tightness persists beyond two months, consult your surgeon. A steroid injection into the hand may help complete healing. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, work for tech startup. Can I work until I have surgery? Boss if tough

I've been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, work for tech startup. Can I work until I have surgery? Boss if tough

Yes: Try treatments such as: rest periods during work hours, night splint, vitamin b6 100mg / day, over the counter anti-inflammatory meds and ergonomic changes to work space. ...Read more

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Please help docs! What is non dissociative carpal instability is in laymens terms?

Please help docs! What is non dissociative carpal instability is in laymens terms?

Laxity in the wrist: There are 8 small bones that make up the "wrist" in addition to the large long bones, the radius and ulna. These bones are arranged in 2 rows of 4 each. CIND (carpal instability nondisso.) means there is anywhere from lig. Laxity to dislocation between the 2 rows of bones. TX depends on how much laxity present, response to splint, h/o trauma & how bothersome sx are to you. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Where is the carpal bone?

Where is the carpal bone?

A carpal bone: Is a bone in the wrist. There are 8 carpal bones. Scaphoid. Lunate. Triquetrum. Pisiform. Trapezium. Trapezoid. Capitate. Hamate. They lie in between the radius and ulna proximally and the metacarpals of the hand distally towards the fingers. They provide stability yet can allow mobility in all three axes of motion. They are truly remarkable and hand surgeons and anatomists still learning ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my right metacarpals when I do exercises like cleans. If the weight is large enough the metacarpals and carpals feel pain.

Wrist/hand pain: Wear lifting gloves. Try less excursion with your wrist. See an orthopedic hand surgeon if not better. ...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?

What are signs of carpal tunnel?

VIDEO carpal tunnel: 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. ...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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What to expect from carpal tunnel?

What to expect from carpal tunnel?

Carpal tunnel is: Associated with altered sensation in the thumb, index, middle and part of the ring. It can affect the muscles of the thumb. Symtpoms can be intermittent, occasional or severe and long standing. Testing such as a nerve study/emg is often used to aid diagnosis and gauge severity. Treatment can range from splinting to injectons and even surgery.A very common disorder; many function well despite it. ...Read more

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Who can get carpal tunnel syndrome?

Who can get carpal tunnel syndrome?

If you have a hand..: Anyone with a hand can get carpal tunnel syndrome. Certainly pregnant women, diabetics, hypothyroid patients and people who do a lot of hand intensive work have a higher incidence of it. None the less, you don't have to be in one of those groups to develop it. ...Read more

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What to do for carpal tunnel at 49?

What to do for carpal tunnel at 49?

Carpal Tunnel: Evaluation and treatment which can be conservative with splinting and opponens muscle stretching after making sure it is not related to thyroid or diabetes issues. If continues may consider electrodiagnostic studies to evaluated severity of electical changes of the nerve. Other treatments may include injections and surgery. ...Read more

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How can you diagnose carpal tunnel?

How can you diagnose carpal tunnel?

History, exam, tests: Carpal tunnel is caused by compression of a nerve in the wrist. It usually diagnosed by looking at the history of the symptoms, including the areas affected, timecourse of the symptoms, as well as alleviating and exacerbating factors. Doctors also look for patterns of sensory or motor loss, as well as response to treatment. Electrical testing, (e.g. Emg or nerve conduction study), can also help. ...Read more

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What are the signs of carpal tunnel?

What are the signs of carpal tunnel?

Tingling: Numbness, tingling or the feeling like your fingers are falling asleepa re the earliest signs. This can wake you up at nighttime. Carpal tunnel can affect the thumb, index, long and half of the ring finger. ...Read more

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Can you please explain carpal tunnel?

Can you please explain carpal tunnel?

Carpal tunnel answer: Http://www. Handctr. Com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-q-a.html

median nerve compression at the wrist gives numbness in the blue area and loss of muscle function in the large muscle of the thumb
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. ...Read more

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What leads to carpal tunnel syndrome?

What leads to carpal tunnel syndrome?

Nerve compression: Carpal tunnel syndrome is median nerve compression in the carpal tunnel at the base of the palm. Increased pressure in the confined space of the carpal tunnel causes compression of the nerve resulting in numbness of the thumb, index, long, and half the ring finger. Common causes are underlying tendonitis, overuse and repetitive use, pregnancy, and diabetes or hypothyroidism are predisposing factors. ...Read more

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For how long does carpal tunnel last?

For how long does carpal tunnel last?

Forever: Carpal tunnel will wax and wane but does not go away without appropriate care, often times surgical release. Carpal tunnel is a structural problem at its core that is flared up by various causes and co-morbidities. Seek care with a hand surgeon. ...Read more