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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Peripheral Neuropathy
Contemplating surgery. I have type II diabetes, depression, carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy. Abnormal nerve conduction Multileveled bilateral acute on chronic cervical radiculopathy. Correlate EMG findings with cervical spine MRI. Severe sens
Double Crush: Sounds like you may have what's known as "double crush" phenomenon. Both cervical spine and entrapment of the ulnar/median nerve causing symptoms. Certainly, carpal tunnel and/or cubital tunnel release is easier and less risky than neck surgery and usually considered before neck surgery. Unfortunately, diabetes puts you at high risk for recurrence of carpal/cubital tunnel syndrome. ...Read more
A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more
Regions of numbness: Peripheral neuropathy and carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms are often different, primarily in where the symptoms occur. Carpal tunnel syndrome often affects the thumb, forefinger, and middle finger. Peripheral neuropathy ususally affects the hands, and when the area increases, the lower legs and sometimes the hands. The symptoms of these two may be the same, just not the affected areas. ...Read more
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
Is an aching left arm and left leg a sign of peripheral neuropathy, hiv, carpal tunnel or pinched nerve?
Depends: This can be a systemic disease process (neuropathy, hiv) affecting multiple nerves at once. Carpal tunnel affect the hand specifically, not the arm. You can have two pinched nerves possibly, but one tries to explain symptoms by the most simple explanation. Consider spinal cord issues, which would affect arm and leg simultaneously. ...Read more
I have sll with 3.5 CM axillary node. Wrist on same side has sharp pain w certain moves. No tingling/numbness. Peripheral neuropathy? Carpal tunnel?
Wrist pain: Wrist pain may be caused by many things. With neuropathy, there is normally numbness or tingling. With carpal tunnel syndrome, there may be pain, numbness or tingling, especially in the thumb and adjacent fingers. An axillary node is not likely to cause any problems in the wrist, even it is close to the nerves. What movements are making it worse? That is possibly a clue related to the wrist. ...Read more
1 month pregnant have many existing conditions rheumatoid, carpal tunnel, peripheral neuropathy, 2 hip surgeries, herniated discs neck and back help?
Making the Diagnosis:
The symptoms of these conditions are normally different. They may feel differently, and they may affect different parts of the body.
Often nerve conduction testing can separate these three diagnoses. It is the test used most often to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome and neuropathy. It is not capable of finding tendonitis. This is normally a clinical diagnosis. ...Read more
Is it possible that after the surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome about the wrist I suffered suffered nerve damage?
CTS and neuropathy: Carpal tunnel syndrome and neuropathy are not the same condition. Neuropathy tends to affect all nerves, carpal tunnel syndrome affects only the median nerve, which passes through your wrist. The areas they affect are dramatically different. It is possible that a person could have both conditions. ...Read more
Each of these has particular symptoms and causes which may help to sort them out
http://www. Neurocuro. Com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/ ...Read more
I have idiopathic neuropathy. I do have carpal tunnel but he hasn't done a biopsy. Wouldn't help to know if it is small fiber neuropathy?
EMG/NCS: I assume you already had emg/ncs to confirm your neuropathy. If not, that is the place to start. Next step would be some lab tests to rule out common causes of neuropathy. Many idiopathic neuropathies are related to remote toxin exposures, and the true cause may never be found. Small fiber neuropathy is uncommon, but worth an epidermal nerve fiber density test if you have burning in your feet. ...Read more
Have appointment with surgeon for ulnar neuropathy, carpal tunnel. Recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Should I cancel appointment?
No: Just be sure to let the surgeon know ...Read more
I have 2 children and I am type 1 diabetic for 21 yrs and I have severe nerve pain in my arms n hands for past 5 yrs isit neuropathy or carpal tunnel?
Could be either:
Diabetic neuropathy usually affects the feet before it affects the hands and arms. However, your symptoms could be coming either from carpal tunnel or from peripheral neuropathy.
Symptoms from carpal tunnel are usually most intense in the thumb, index and middle fingers and are worsened by repetitive motion. Clumsiness, and weakness in the hands also occurs commonly in cts. An EMG is needed. ...Read more
All are different: "bible cysts" refer to a mass or swelling on the top of the wrist which is a ganglion. It is usually round and non-tender. Tendinitis in the back of the hand or wrist is more diffuse and at times painful. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs with pressure on the median nerve on the palm side of the wrist with numbness, pain, and tingling. ...Read more
I have small lymphocytic lymphoma. Now wrist has stabing pain w certin movements. Peripheral nuropathy or carpal tunnel? Splint helps.
EMG/NCS: Test should help answer that question. See your local neurologist or physiatrist (physical medicine and rehab doctor to schedule test. ...Read more
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
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
VIDEO carpal tunnel:
Here is a video I made a few years back
sorry for the bear but it is good information
http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=lwghddhvm60;list=plcbd41f7a42e20469;index=4;feature=plpp_video. ...Read more
Carpal Tunnel: There is a genetic component that is what it is. Beyond that, take car of your hand. Make a paradigm shift: think about yourself like an athlete. No matter what the sport, even highly trained athletes don't just get to the ball park and start to play. They warm up, they stretch, they take breaks as needed. And none are playing for as long as a typical worker works each day i.E 8 hrs or more. ...Read more
Numbness & Tingling:
The most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include:
numbness, tingling, & pain in the hand
an electric shock-like feeling mostly in the thumb, index, & long & part of the ring finger.
Symptoms usually begin gradually, without a specific injury.
Symptoms may occur at any time. Because many people sleep with their wrists curled, symptoms at night are common & may awaken you from sleep. ...Read more
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Very common: Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) is an entrapment median neuropathy, causing parenthesis, pain, numbness, and other symptoms in the distribution of the median nerve due to its compression at the wrist in the carpal tunnel. People who do work with air gun air tool, computer work any work repetitive\ in nature could cause it. Good luck, thanks. ...Read more