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Mom has carpal tunel syndrom.norm TSH,blood chorestelor 4.46 (lab norm <2.6).started taking trental, (pentoxifylline)cardiomagnil,troxevasin,atoris.how fast they cure?

Mom has carpal tunel syndrom.norm TSH,blood chorestelor 4.46 (lab norm <2.6).started taking trental, (pentoxifylline)cardiomagnil,troxevasin,atoris.how fast they cure?

Only: definitive cure is surgical decompression. Sometimes medication can help without surgery, so your doctor is trying them out. If all tests are negative and meds do not help, your doctor will probably recommend operation. ...Read more

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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Carpal tunel : can nerve damage repair itself?

Carpal tunel : can nerve damage repair itself?

Yes: 98% of patients will get improvement in sensation and most complete recovery. It could take up to 3-4 months, so be patient. It also depends on how much damage you have going into the surgery (based on emg/ncv test). Permanent and irreversible nerve damage can also occur for many reasons without decompression of the nerve. ...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 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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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 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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How to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome?

How to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome?

History and physical: Usually one can diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome just by doing a good history and physical. People complain of numbness and tingling and/or weakness in the thumb and next two or three fingers. People may also have pain in this distribution if when you tap on the median nerve of the wrist. Other tests which can confirm a diagnosis include nerve conduction studies and electromyography. ...Read more

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Can carpal tunnel syndrome be reversed?

Can carpal tunnel syndrome be reversed?

It can be treated: Carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated by splinting, exercises, anti-inflammatory medications, injections and even surgery. Certainly the more conservative treatment is done for the less severe cases. ...Read more

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What exactly is carpal tunnel syndrome?

What exactly is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Numbness: The carpal tunnel is a space in the wrist through which the median nerve passes. Carpal tunnel syndrome is pressure on that nerve causing numbness in the thumb, index, and long fingers. Symptoms often include tingling and pain in the fingers, wrist and arm. ...Read more

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Can you explain carpal tunnel syndrome?

Median nerve: Compression of the median nerve at the base of the palm in canal bound by bone and the traverse carpal ligament. Swelling in the canal increases pressure on the median nerve causing numbness and tingling in the thumb, index, long and half the ring fingers. Can get weakness of thenar muscles and loss of coordination as well. ...Read more

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Can children get carpal tunnel syndrome?

Can children get carpal tunnel syndrome?

Yes but very rare: Yes it's possible but very rare in my experience in children <16. ...Read more

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Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome onset?

Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome onset?

Nighttime sensation: The classical presenting symptom of carpal tunnel is numbness, tingling, or pain in the thumb and first two fingers of the hand. It often awakens you from sleep, and is relieved, at least for a short period, by shaking out the hand. ...Read more

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What can I do for carpal tunnel syndrome?

What can I do for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Splints , ansaids (flurbiprofen): There may be an activity you are doing that is exacerbating your symtoms, night splints, arthritis type meds, cortisone shots in the carpal tunnel given by your doctor. However the best treatment would be a thorough evaluation by your specialist as to the cause of the problem then you would not be wasting your time on other treatments that may not work. Surgery is last resort. ...Read more

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How should I treat carpal tunnel syndrome?

How should I treat carpal tunnel syndrome?

Depends: This is usually a traumatically or repeated stress inflammation of the median nerve as it passes through a narrowed space at the wrist called the carpal tunnel. Nsaids can be helpful, physical therapy and rest are useful, but if there is muscular atrophy or chronic numbness or pain, you might need an unroofing surgery best performed by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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How can carpal tunnel syndrome be treated?

Carpal tunnel.: There are three general modes of treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome: surgery, splint or nothing. The best five year result is achieved with surgery, which these days is generally done arthroscopically. Nothing simply means observing until,symptoms become horrible enough to enact one of the other two strategies. Splint application is seen as a bridge to surgery. ...Read more

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How can I diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome?

How can I diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome?

Physical exam: Numbness in the thumb, index,middle, and radial ring fingers. Weakness of the thenar eminence muscles, loss of dexterity, and loss of strength also occur. Numbness that awakens you at night indicates possible carpal tunnel syndrome. Tests include nerve conduction studies, and physical exam with phalen's,tinel's, and Durkin's signs being assessed. See a Hand Surgeon ...Read more

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Carpal tunnel syndrome-how painful is this?

Depends: Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome can have hand and wrist pain however there are plenty of patients who only have numbness in their fingers. ...Read more

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How to deal with my carpal tunnel syndrome?

Varies: If it is mild, a splint can be worn at night. If it is severe, surgery can be required. ...Read more

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Does cold make carpal tunnel syndrome worse?

Does cold make carpal tunnel syndrome worse?

Actually, yes: Nerve conduction speed slows in cold temperatures, and does indeed make carpal tunnel symptoms worse. ...Read more

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