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What areas of the hand (and arm) does carpal tunnel syndrome affect?

What areas of the hand (and arm) does carpal tunnel syndrome affect?

Numbness: The hallmark of carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness in the the hand. The numbness will be in the thumb, index, middle and one half of the ring finger. The pinky will be spared. ...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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Is it normal to have pain in upper arm after carpal tunnel open surgery?

Is it normal to have pain in upper arm after carpal tunnel open surgery?

No: Pain under the arm after carpal tunnel surgery is abnormal. Although it can be related, it is most likely due to something completely unrelated. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have upper arm tingling and some leg tingling only on right side been six with carpal tunnel. However hands don't hurt or feel numb?

What is the Question: You may have much more dangerous symptoms tha from carpal tunnel, . Youmust get checked promptly. ...Read more

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How long does arms numb or tingling associated with carpal tunnel syndrome last?

How long does arms numb or tingling associated with carpal tunnel syndrome last?

Never: Cts does not cause your arms to go numb. There must be another reason, i.e. Toc or cervical in origin are but a couple of sources. ...Read more

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I have carpal tunnel syndrome. When I do carpal tunnel exercises for it my veins my arms bulge out a lot. Why is this? How can I stop the bulging veins.

I have carpal tunnel syndrome. When I do carpal tunnel exercises for it my veins my arms bulge out a lot. Why is this? How can I stop the bulging veins.

Don't stop them!: Therapy directed at the wrist and hands causes increased blood flow to the wrist and hands. If your veins didn't expand to transport all this extra blood back to your heart, then your hands would swell up and become painful. So what you're describing is a sign of an intact, functional circulatory system. Continue the recommended therapy and be proud of your working vascular system. ...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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Can't afford to go get looked at for carpal tunnel, even with my husbands insurance. What will happen to my arm? Will I eventually be crippled?

Can't afford to go get looked at for carpal tunnel, even with my husbands insurance. What will happen to my arm? Will I eventually be crippled?

Be seen: There are non surgical treatments that can stop the process and reduce pain and save function!
letting it go is a bad idea and will be more costly! ...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

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Can you tell me how to keep from getting carpal tunnel in my mouse arm/wrist?

Ergonomics: They make a variety of ergonomic mouses (mice?). Here's a helpful website:
http://ergo. Human. Cornell. Edu/cumousetips. Html ...Read more

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Pain in right arm going to elbow. I write a lot and is it carpal tunnel or something else. I have to wear a wrap on it everyday.

Pain in right arm going to elbow. I write a lot and is it carpal tunnel or something else. I have to wear a wrap on it everyday.

Could be: Carpal tunnel or something else. It's best to have these things diagnosed and treated early before they cause lasting damage. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed for 2 years with carpal tunnel syndrom in my right arm. What treatmen should I use except surgery? Thank you.

I have been diagnosed for 2 years with carpal tunnel syndrom in my right arm. What treatmen should I use except surgery? Thank you.

Surgery is best: You can try splinting or carpal tunnel injections but symptoms for 2 years are best treated with a surgical release. Don't keep putting surgery off until the nerve damage becomes permanent. ...Read more

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Can carpal tunnel make your arm sore?

Can carpal tunnel make your arm sore?

Typically: Typically cts is accompanied by pain radiating to but not past the elbow, especially the anterior forearm. The hand with cts may have decreasd strength and togettehr with limited sensation there is alos a lot more stress and strain to the forearm because if mechanics. When u try to use your forearm muscle more and feel the need to squeeze things tighter becaseu you are numb this fatigues easier. ...Read more

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Help please! Could carpal tunnel cause left arm restlessness?

Not the only cause: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common cause of arm and wrist discomfort. If you have discomfort there, it is wise to consider if it may be the cause. Normally there is also numbness or tingling in the fingertips with this condition however. ...Read more

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After my surgery for carpal tunnel I still have pain on my arm and fingers what shall I do to ease the pain?

After my surgery for carpal tunnel I still have pain on my arm and fingers what shall I do to ease the pain?

Depends on time: If your surgery was less than 3 months ago then it is not unusual to have soreness or tenderness after surgery. You can try nsaids as long as you don't have any problems with taking this class of medication. Best to consult the surgeon who did the surgery. ...Read more

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Can carpal tunnel cause an arm to go numb and not be able to move it?

No.: Carpal tunnel causes symptoms in your hand and wrist primarily. In some cases the pain may radiate into the forearm, but an inability to move your arm would not be expected. ...Read more

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I have pain on the right side of my palm wrist area radiating up my arm is this carpal tunnel?

I have pain on the right side of my palm wrist area radiating up my arm is this carpal tunnel?

CARPAL TUNNEL: Can have associted pain in the palm side of the wrist and altered sensation on the thumb, indenx long and half of the ring finger.
The right side? Depends upon whether it is the left or right hand and which way the hand is facing! Palm up or down, but see more about cts here. <a href="http://www. Youtube. Com/playlist? List=plcbd41f7a42e20469" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www. Youtu. ...Read more

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I have shooting pains and sometimes numbness in my thumb which leads to my wrist and goes down my arm sometimes. Is this a sign of carpal tunnel?

I have shooting pains and sometimes numbness in my thumb which leads to my wrist and goes down my arm sometimes. Is this a sign of carpal tunnel?

Carpal tunnel: Numbness in the hand especially in the thumb index and middle fingers can be a sign of carpal tunnel syndrome. It can also cause pain in the wrist shooting up the forearm. A nerve conduction test and EMG is sometimes needed to make the diagnosis ...Read more

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I had carpal tunnel surg 2 months, and my hand, elbow, and arm are swollen and painful. What else can be wrong?

I had carpal tunnel surg 2 months, and my hand, elbow, and arm are swollen and painful. What else can be wrong?

Get this evaluated: You should be recovering at this point unless there is a local infection or an area of autonomic nerve dysfunction. Blood vessel issues could also be a problem. Do not delay, contact your physician and have this assessed now. ...Read more

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I have carpal tunnel in my wrist. I'm feeling this throbbing pain that shoots up from my arm to my shoulder. What should I do?

Not carpal tunnel: Shooting pain in the upper arm and shoulder cannot be attributed to carpal tunnel syndrome which is due to median nerve entrapment in the wrist. The median n supplies the thumb, pointer, middle, and half of the 4th finger. ...Read more

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I'm having my second carpal tunnel release procedure 3 weeks post 1st surgery. Would it be ok to get a tattoo on opposite arm the next day post op?

I'm having my second carpal tunnel release procedure 3 weeks post 1st surgery. Would it be ok to get a tattoo on opposite arm the next day post op?

Tattoo: There is no contraindication to have a tattoo shortly after a relatively minor procedure such as carpal tunnel release. Just be sure to use a good, clean, reputable tattoo parlor. ...Read more

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Dr. Said pinched nerve was causing numbness in thumb and pain up and down arm. More pronounced with computer work. Suspect carpal tunnel. Difference?

C6 radiculopathy: Although carpal tunnel can clearly affect function and feeling of the thumb causing radiating pain up the limb as well- the MOST common neurological phenomenon seen as isolated THUMB symptoms (whether pain or numbness) with pain radiating up limb would be a C6 radiculopathy. Tell me what the EMG/NCV study shows. Wanna chat? Write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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I went to the ER and the doctor there told me that I have carpal tunnel. I was told to return if numbness gets worse or pain increases. Now my entire arm is in pain and the doctor said don't bother coming in. What should I do?

I went to the ER and the doctor there told me that I have carpal tunnel. I was told to return if numbness gets worse or pain increases. Now my entire arm is in pain and the doctor said don't bother coming in. What should I do?

Nerve issue: Best to see your regular doctor, as far less costly, and, carpal tunnel or other arm nerve problems can best be treated in the outpatient setting. Do not worry, as appropriate treatment is indeed highly satisfactory. ...Read more

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I have pain in arm from neck to finger tips since having stitches removed after carpal tunnel surgery?

I have pain in arm from neck to finger tips since having stitches removed after carpal tunnel surgery?

Neck pain: You may have a pinched nerve in the neck that was mimicking the carpal tunnel syndrome. Alternatively, releasing the median nerve at the wrist may have uncovered the pinched nerve in the neck. You may need an MRI of the cervical spine to confirm a pinched nerve in the neck. Physical therapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, and neck traction may relieve the pain in the neck and arm. ...Read more

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I have carpal tunnel and I fell last week hadn't bothered me for sone time ubtil now. Since I fell nit only does my hand hurt but it radiates up my arm.?

I have carpal tunnel and I fell last week hadn't bothered me for sone time ubtil now. Since I fell nit only does my hand hurt but it radiates up my arm.?

Likely from the fall: You likely have an exacerbation of your carpal tunnel syndrome. I would use a velcro wrist brace to help. If the pain doesn't improve with bracing, ice and rest, you should see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Had carpal tunnel surgery back in 2009 and my fingers and arm are still going numb and wake me up out of my sleep... What could this be?

Had carpal tunnel surgery back in 2009 and my fingers and arm are still going numb and wake me up out of my sleep... What could this be?

New exam. Maybe EMG: A new examination by a physician who specializes in nerve pain (dysesthesias) is warranted. The key would be to perform a physical exam and history to try to differentiate the cause. Electrodiagnostic studies (EMG) may be indicated to evaluate specific nerves. Get eval with neurologist, physiatrist, or hand surgeon to help. ...Read more

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What to do about carpal tunnel I'm a waitress and have been for many years have always used trays until a year ago when I switched jobs now I stack plates in my hands and fingers and up my arm my carpel tunnel is getting so bad that some times when I put

What to do about carpal tunnel I'm a waitress and have been for many years have always used trays until a year ago when I switched jobs now I stack plates in my hands and fingers and up my arm my carpel tunnel is getting so bad that some times when I put

Carpal: Carpal tunnel syndrome is easily treated. The exact treatment depends on the severity of the condition. This can be determined by an examination. Often an EMG study is suggested. Your fingers "locking " may be a different problem called trigger finger. Ask your doctor for a referal to an orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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MRI 4 mnth ago 3 sm central herniations C4-C7. Recent onset of const. Numb middle finger pad. Nerve pn arm. Likely from herniation or carpal tunnel?

Good question!: And the answer may be obtained with an EMG/NCS a study of the muscles and nerves in your upper extremity. Clinical examination may also provide clues.
Start with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) who may want to refer you to a specialist.

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Long time neck pain and hand numbness from carpal tunnel and neck issues I've noticed recently 2 spots on R arm that I can't not feel when touched?

Long time neck pain and hand numbness from carpal tunnel and neck issues I've noticed recently 2 spots on R arm that I can't not feel when touched?

Complex problem: Spinal stenosis/cerv'l disc degen. Freq. Cause neck pain, but not always. Same w/hand numbness:could be carpal tunnel or from neck, both or neither. PT is often too generic to help. Shoulder surg could play a part in causing hand/arm nerve problems. Strongly rec. Osteopathic eval as specific diagnosis via hands-on exam & gentle manip. May help. Consider neuroprolotherapy for CTS or brachial neuropathies ...Read more