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I'm having nerve conduction tests for carpal tunnel. Couldl the same test show guyons tunnel syndrome?

I'm having nerve conduction tests for carpal tunnel. Couldl the same test show guyons tunnel syndrome?

Possibly: Depends on how detailed the neurologist or other physician is in performing the emg/ncv's. If your referring physician explains the need for testing the ulnar nerve in guyon's canal it can be done... In my experience most ' routine' EMG 's of the upper extremity will note conduction 'slowing' @ the elbow( cubital tunnel) but not @ the wrist... Best of luck! ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

The carpal tunnel is formed by the bones, tissues, and ligaments of the wrist. This tunnel exists to protect the median nerve, which controls sensations and movement to the thumb and fingers (not including the little finger). Carpal tunnel syndrome is when the carpal tunnel is inflamed and swollen, which pinches the median nerve and results in feelings of numbness, decreased grip strength, and muscle ...Read more


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Can you have peripheral neuropathy with negative nerve. Conduction tests? Tested positive for bilateral carpal tunnel

Can you have peripheral neuropathy with negative nerve. Conduction tests? Tested positive for bilateral carpal tunnel

Carpal tunnel or PN: If your nerve conduction test showed you have carpal tunnel syndrome, that is your diagnosis. Your nerve conduction test is not normal or negative if this is the diagnosis. This is a good test for distinguishing these two conditions. It is possible to have rare kinds of neuropathy with a normal nerve conduction test- this is why it is important to have an interview and exam with the test minder ...Read more

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33 yrs old, hand numbness, pain in shoulder, mom has lupus, cort shot took pain away, have nerve test to check if carpal tunnel. Dr said may be lupus.

See rheum: You are far more likely to have carpal tunnel than lupus. I presume you have seen an orthopedic surgeon who had injected the wrist area with cortisone. If the nerve test confirms CTS, then you should rest at ease. I greatly doubt that you have lupus since the joint involvement is atypical and your gender. ...Read more

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Are there tests or just symptoms for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Yes: Carpal tunnel syndrome is diagnosed by history and physical examination. Nerve conduction tests and emgs may be ordered to confirm. ...Read more

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What kind of pre-tests for surgery are done for carpal tunnel syndrome?

What kind of pre-tests for surgery are done for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Electrodiagnostics.: An electrodiagnostic evaluation (also known as an emg/ncs study) is usually ordered to confirm the location and severity of nerve compression. Other diagnoses can mimic carpal tunnel syndrome, such as cervical radiculopathy, so an emg/ncs study is helpful to corroborate your physician's findings. ...Read more

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How to know if we have carpal tunnel syndrome? Is there any test we can run on our own?

How to know if we have carpal tunnel syndrome? Is there any test we can run on our own?

See below: The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome vary but usually involve aching in the wrist and numbness and tingling in the thumb, index and middle finger and sometimes half of the ring finger. Usually symptoms are worse with driving and at night and people find relief when they shake their hands. Can progress to weakness and dropping objects. Can cause pain all the way to the shoulder at times. ...Read more

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Can carpal tunnel be present if nerve conduction study is negative? Thank you

Can carpal tunnel be present if nerve conduction study is negative? Thank you

Yes. : Yes. The diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) has classically been made on clinical grounds, i.e. The symptoms and physical findings that the patient exhibits. Nerve conduction studies and electromyography (EMG) can be helpful in determining the severity of median nerve compression, but in patients with classical symptoms and signs, I do not believe they are necessary to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How quickly does the median nerve repair itself after being damaged during carpal tunnel release?

How quickly does the median nerve repair itself after being damaged during carpal tunnel release?

Depends: Patients with intermittent symptoms before carpal tunnel surgery are usually better the same day. If the nerve has been significantly injured-usually the fingers are always numb-the sensation may return over months to years. If the muscle has been lost for over a year, it will never recover. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more