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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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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

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I'm wondering if I have carpal tunnel?

Carpal tunnel often: Is what many think of for any hand issue but there are specific qualities. 1 sensation in the thumb, index, middle and half the ring finger 2. aching pain at the center of theorist 3. increased symptoms when sleeping or with activity 4. muscle weakness in the thumb. These are common complaints ...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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How can I tell if I have carpal tunnel?

How can I tell if I have carpal tunnel?

Phalens Exam: Lift both hands to the level of your head and let the wrists just flop over so that your fingers are pointing towards your ears. Hold this position for 30-60 seconds. If you experience numbness, tinging or pain in your hands this is highly suggestive of carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have carpal tunnel?

Symptoms can: Be numbness, tingling with shooting or throbbing travel from wrist to first three and half fingers and palm area. It is best to confirm with a rheumatologist or hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of carpal tunnel?

Numbness/Tingling: Carpal tunnel is caused by compression of the median nerve which supplies feeling to the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers. When the nerve is compressed these digits are numb or tingly. People with cts frequently have night symptoms. ...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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Help please! Is carpal tunnel permanent?

Help please! Is carpal tunnel permanent?

If not treated: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a compressed nerve. If left untreated the nerve can become permanently damaged as a result of prolonged oxygen, blood and nutrient deprivation. This is why treatment of cts is so important. ...Read more

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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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Can piano practice lead to carpal tunnel?

Can piano practice lead to carpal tunnel?

Yes: Yes but using proper hand position could minimize this risk. ...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 do you know if you have carpal tunnel?

Carpal tunnel: Typical symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome are numbness, tingling, and/or pain in the thumb, index, middle and half of the ring finger. This can be particularly worse with activity or at night. Hand weakness and muscle wasting are advanced symptoms. Early treatment consists of night splinting, anti-inflammatories, injections, therapy. If symptoms persist, nerve studies and surgery may be needed ...Read more

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What will relieve carpal tunnel symptoms?

Night time splinting: Wrist splinting at night is most helpful, especially since most with cts complain of their pain at night. High dose vitamin b6 has always been suggested. For data entry/typing work, make sure elbows are elevated to the level of the hands and supported to take tension off forearms and to allow the wrist to be flat and not cocked up. If this does not help, seek a surgical consultation. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have carpal tunnel?

Numbness or pain: Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) is the term for compression of the median nerve in the carpal canal. This results in numbness or tingling or sometimes pain in the median nerve distribution. (thumb, index, midde and part of the ring finger). Usually the pinky in not involved. Symptoms can be worsened by holding a steering wheel or at night. ...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