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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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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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Treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Depends: Injections, splint, rest, surgery if no improvement. Make sure there are no compression of cervical spine. ...Read more

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Is cubital tunnel syndrome rare?

Is cubital tunnel syndrome rare?

No: it is not rare but less prevalent than carpal tunnel syndrome for every 20 carpal tunnels i do one cubital tunnel release ...Read more

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Describe tarsal tunnel syndrome?

Describe tarsal tunnel syndrome?

Pain, burning: Tarsal tunnel syndrome is an injury or compression of the posterior tibial nerve. This runs behind the inside ankle bone into the foot at the level of the heel bone. Most symptoms will be pain and burning from the level of the ankle to the bottom of the foot depending on which nerve branches are involved. ...Read more

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Difference between carpal tunnel syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome?

Difference between carpal tunnel syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome?

Different areas: Wrist carpal tunnel- median nerve pinched. Thoracic outlet: first rib, clavicle and muscles tight on vein, artery and nerves both cause neuropathic symptoms:numbness, pain, weakness etc carpal does not usually have any blood vessel symptoms/ clots. ...Read more

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What is radial tunnel syndrome?

What is radial tunnel syndrome?

Nerve entrapment: Entrapment of the radial nerve and in particular the posterior interosseous nerve branch that gives rise to pain in the proximal forearm, weakness of extension of the wrist and fingers, and numbness to the radial dorsum of the hand. Most commonly compressed at leading margin of supinator of the forearm. ...Read more

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What is tarsal tunnel syndrome?

What is tarsal tunnel syndrome?

Entrapment tibial n.: This is entrapment of the tibial nerve in the tarsal tunnel on the inside of the ankle. This nerve entrapment causes pain and sensory loss in the heel and sole of the foot. There is also weakness of the small muscles that control toe movement. ...Read more

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Spasticity common with tarsal tunnel syndrome???

Spasticity common with tarsal tunnel syndrome???

To some extent: Compression of the structures in the tarsal tunnel can cause muscular spasm of the medial aspect of the foot. On the other hand, if it is particularly severe, there may be something else going on. ...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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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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Can carpal tunnel syndrome from masturbating?

Very unlikely: But if u have cts any activity can make it feel worse at times. ...Read more

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Are there any similarities between carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome?

Yes: Both are primarily due to compression. The median nerve at the wrist, the ulnar nerve at the elbow. The surgical goal to treat both problems is to decompress the nerve. Obviously these are different nerves. ...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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Might carpal tunnel syndrome ever require surgery?

Might carpal tunnel syndrome ever require surgery?

Yes: Many patients can adequately treat symptoms of cts with simple, non-operative treatment. This might include night splints, nsaids, cortisone injection into carpal canal. If symptoms continue or progress, with incrasinain, weakness, or worsening numbness and tingling, surgery may be required. ...Read more

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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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Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome onset?

Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome onset?

Numbness: The most common symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness or tingling on the palmar surface of your hand on the thumb, index, middle and 1/2 of the ring finger. ...Read more

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Is it actually possible to confuse cubital tunnel syndrome with carpal tunnel syndrom?

Is it actually possible to confuse cubital tunnel syndrome with carpal tunnel syndrom?

Different nerves: Cubital tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the ulnar nerve at the medial ( inside) of the elbow, where we say the "funny bone" is. It causes numbness in the small finger and part of the ring finger. Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve at the wrist and causes numbness in the thumb , index and long fingers. Both syndromes can cause weakness of grip. ...Read more

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Can it be possible to confuse cubital tunnel syndrome with carpal tunnel syndrom?

Can it be possible to confuse cubital tunnel syndrome with carpal tunnel syndrom?

Yes: I am regularly referred patients for EMG from primary care as ?carpal tunnel syndrome who turn out to have cubital tunnel syndrome so clearly the answer is yes. However careful attention to the anatomical distribution of the symptoms should usually indicate clearly which it is. A few patients have both conditions simultaneously ...Read more

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