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Have "early sjogrens", fibro. Hand,forearm pain, tingling fits carpal tunnel but ok in am until use, hasnt woken me Just sjo, fibro pains? Dr ignored

Have "early sjogrens", fibro.  Hand,forearm pain, tingling fits carpal tunnel but ok in am until use, hasnt woken me Just sjo, fibro pains? Dr ignored

May not be carpal: tunnel (CT). According to the theories of John Lyftogt, MD & as seen in my practice, not all 'carpal tunnel' is due to the classic median nerve entrapment.More importantly, diagnosis by dr. that truly understands peripheral neuropathy may provide best diagnosis & treatment.Starting w/neurologist may be helpful.The whole syndrome has me suspicious as Sjogrens, fibro, & CT DON'T have same cause. ...Read more

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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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Is there anything besides carpal tunnel that can cause an electrical feeling in your hands and forearms

Is there anything besides carpal tunnel that can cause an electrical feeling in your hands and forearms

See Neurologist: Yes, carpal tunnel is specific to median nerve compression. If the ulnar nerve is compressed at the wrist(guyon tunnel) or at the elbow(cubital tunnel) then patients can have symptoms related to that. Other causes could be related to nerves being pinched in the neck area and these are called radiculopathies. In some patients diabetes or thyroid disease can cause symptoms. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can wrist curls using dumbbells contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome? Trying to build up my forearms.

Can wrist curls using dumbbells contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome? Trying to build up my forearms.

Ans: A repetitive use of the wrists can inflame the sheath through which the median nerve passes. Be careful if any repetitive usage. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left thumb & wrist & spread to forearm which makes it feel very heavy and numb occur most night.Is it carpal tunnel or nerve compression?

Sharp pain on left thumb & wrist & spread to forearm which makes it feel very heavy and numb occur most night.Is it carpal tunnel or nerve compression?

Could be CTS: It sounds like it could be carpal tunnel syndrome (cts)which is a type of nerve compression, but this will often affect other fingers rather than just the thumb. Is it on the lateral or outside of the thumb? It could be a tenosynovitis as well. If you look up a test called a finklestein test, you can check yourself and see if its that. If you have neck pain, it could also be a radiculitis. ...Read more

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Five weeks ago, i had an endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery .I still feel a tightness in my wrist and forearm. It causes a lot of discomfort. What should I do?

Five weeks ago, i had an endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery .I still feel a tightness in my wrist and forearm. It causes a lot of discomfort. What should I do?

Normal Swelling: Swelling may stll be present in the palm. It is not unusual for the palm to still fell a little bit full or tight. The normal indentation or inverted "v" that on sees when you look at your palm in profile may be absent. Some also feel a pulling sensation when the extend their wrists and it can feel like forearm tightness. Gentle stretching and massage can be helpful too. ...Read more

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Wrist & forearm stiffness little finger sits on top of ring finger after foosh. X-ray clear MRI - degenerative tear tfcc ultrasound carpal tunnel?

Wrist & forearm stiffness little finger sits on top of ring finger after foosh. X-ray clear MRI - degenerative tear tfcc ultrasound carpal tunnel?

Possible: A fall on outstretched arm may lead to a tear of the triangular fibrocartilage complex. It is also possible the tear predates the fall hence the term degenerative tear. It may not be possible at times to separate the differences between the two ...Read more

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Can carpal tunnel weakness go all the way up your arm ?

Can carpal tunnel weakness go all the way up your arm ?

No: true carpal tunnel only effects the muscles of the thenar eminence in the palm. More proximal weakness can be median nerve related but would be a more proximal level of compression such as brachial plexus, nerve roots at cervical spine, or pronator syndrome. Parasthesias or pain can radiate up the arm from carpal tunnel. Seek care for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to have carpal tunnel in your shoulder blade and arm?

Is it possible for you to have carpal tunnel in your shoulder blade and arm?

Not normal: Carpal tunnel is median nerve compression at the wrist causing numbness and tingling in the thumb, index, long, and half the ring finger. You can also develop lack of coordination and decreased strength of the thenar muscles it does not effect the shoulder blade or upper arm. ...Read more