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Doctor insights on: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome In Children

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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

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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I have carpal tunnel syndrome; can I pass it to my children?

I have carpal tunnel syndrome; can I pass it to my children?

No: No, carpal tunnel syndrome is not a genetic condition. It is caused typically by repetitive motion of the wrist. ...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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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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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?

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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What can cause carpal tunnel syndrome at 13?

What can cause carpal tunnel syndrome at 13?

Unusual: Besides what was mentioned, make sure that
1. It really is carpal tunnel
2, there are no other illness such as inflammatory disorders, rheumatoid, lyme etc
3, there are no endocrine or metabolic issues such as thyroid disease or diabetes etc
4. Some inborn problems with nerves and fat deposition

talk to your pediatrician and then see an hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Can doing kendo cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Hard to say: If by kendo, you mean the martial art with swordplay, then it would be hard to say. If it involves lots of blows to the wrist it could be possible. However, i would look for other causes first. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

How to tell if I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

Symptoms: Numbness, tingling, parathesias and weakness in the median nerve distribution are the hallmarks of the disorder. This causes numbness in the thumb, index finger, long finger and half the ring finger.The symptoms will often times wake people at night, and patients usually complain of loss of dexterity . See a hand surgeon foe definitive diagnosis and nerve conduction tests if indicated. ...Read more

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How to know if I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

NCS: Nerve conduction study done by a neurologis or a physiatrist. They might also do an EMG if you have slowing of median nerve conduction across the wrist to see if you are loosing muscle function in the base of the thumb. ...Read more

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Can you please explain carpal tunnel syndrome?

Can you please explain carpal tunnel syndrome?

Nerve compression: Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel of the wrist. This nerve provides motor and sensory function to the thumb, index, middle fingers and half of the ring finger. Therefore patients with carpal tunnel syndrome will develop pain, numbness and tingling in the distribution of this nerve. ...Read more

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What are the causes of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Median Nerve: Cts is due to irritation of the median nerve in the wrist. ...Read more

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What are some signs of carpal tunnel syndrome?

What are some signs of carpal tunnel syndrome?

S&S carpal tunnel: People with carpal tunnel normally have numbness in the tips of thumb, index finger and middle finger. The symptoms may also be tingling in the same area. The symptoms may be worse during or after sleeping or while driving a car.

The best way to determine carpal tunnel is with nerve conduction testing. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

While : While wrist pain can be associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, the more common symptom is numbness in the thumb, index and long fingers. To find out exactly what is going on, i would recommend that you see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Carpal tunnel syndrome?

What are the symptoms of Carpal tunnel syndrome?

Numbness and tinglin: Generally, numbness and tingling affecting the thumb, index and middle fingers are telltale signs. This is usually worse at nighttime. This can be painful or not. ...Read more

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What should I do about my carpal tunnel syndrome?

What should I do about my carpal tunnel syndrome?

CTS treatment: If you are certain of the diagnosis, you must be aware of the treatments:
1. wrist splinting
2. surgery
3. medication for pain, gabapentin or amitriptyline, or NSAIDs
Not everyone responds to these, but more than 60% respond to the splinting. Hopefully you will consider trying this. ...Read more