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Carpal Tunnel Wrist Wrap
Yes: Night time splinting can often relieve the frequent paresthesias that awaken patients and disrupt sleep with carpal tunnel syndrome. In my experience, this is more helpful early in the disease process. Other adjuncts such as steroid injections or carpal tunnel surgery are helpful if splints do not alleviate symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Carpal tunnel pain is usually an electrical shock or shooting pain in the hand from movement in the wrist. One of the tests is to tap on the wrist to elicit the pain. Elbow pain may be from a tendonitis or bursitis, for example. Wrist pain can be from several causes too including strain. However, one does not get elbow pain with carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Recent research just published within the last few months does show an increased risk of developing trigger finger after carpal tunnel surgery. The biomechanics of the tendons going through the carpal tunnel are altered slightly after the surgery which can in fact increase the risk of developing trigger finger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The two can co-exist: Uncertain what your symptoms are. People with arthritis can also have carpal tunnel, but not everybody with hand wrist arthritis ge carpal tunnel. The reverse is also true i.e. Not everyone with carpal tunnel also has arthritis. Depending on your symptoms and examination we can usually differentiate. Do you have numbness in the first 3 1/2 fingers - that suggests carpal tunnel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Splints, surgery: The most common treatments for cts are wrist splints that typically are worn at night , anti inflammatory medications, some advocate steroid injections, and if the symptoms persist, a carpal tunnel release surgery. Surgery typically has a very good success rate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If it is CTS...: Carpal tunnel is when the median nerve gets pinched at the level of the wrist. The median nerve gives sensation to the thumb, index, middle, and half of the ring finger and these are the digits that develop the pain/numbness/tingling seen with class carpal tunnel. The mainstay of carpal tunnel management is night time splints, steroid injections, and only when those fail is surgery recommende. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can carpal tunnel make it feel like there's something in your wrist that's stopping you from being able to fully bend it backwards ?
Cause vs Effect: I would not expect carpal tunnel syndrome itself to cause a visibly swollen wrist. Rather, i suspect you may have wrist swelling due to some other cause (trauma, arthritis, fluid retention, etc) that is predisposing you to compress the median nerve and cause carpal tunnel. Consult your primary doctor to find the underlying cause, and the swelling and pain might both be improved! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Relieve pressure: The primary intervention for cts is to relieve pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. Since we tend to flex our wrists when we sleep, wearing a neutral position wrist splint at night can often make a big difference, especially in conjunction with antiinflammatories. If this fails, nerve block and release surgery are possible options. ...Read more
Wrist fracture in : The presence of preexisting carpal tunnel must be observed closely for increase in numbness, tingling and pain and at times emergent release of the carpal tunnel is needed even if the fracture itself doesnt need surgery for its treatment. A hand surgeon can help with these decisions. ...Read more
Possibly: Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause hand and wrist pain with weakness and numbness to the thumb, index and ring fingers. This condition can also be associated with swelling and I have seen this in several patients. You can get an evaluation by a hand surgeon who can perform an exam and order some basic diagnostic test to determine the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a slight pain in the right wrist, getting worse and it started 2 weeks ago. Carpal tunnel?
Cold. I also sometimes get this light, achy pain in my wrist. Is it possible that I have carpal tunnel syndrome?
Usually tingling: That's not a typical presentation. Carpal tunnel surgery is a compression of the median nerve at the wrist so symptoms involve that nerve and specifically sensory symptoms such as generalized discomfort of the hand, numbness and tingling on the thumb side of the hand as well as motor changes and specifically weakness of the hand especially involving the thumb. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Advice for carpal tunnel syndrome caused by using a computer and mouse at work? I already wear a SmartGlove on my wrist.
Rest: carpal tunnel is overgrowth of band around tunnel for median nerve , rest ius best treatment but half cocked Velcro wrist splints especially at night along with pain meds like Excedrin, motrin , aleve (naproxen) good , repetitive wristflexion /work causes this most often though not sure in many cases if getting worse steroid injection or surgery in order but still can come back if repetitive use again builds ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I hurt my left wrist over the summer. 1 dr believes it might be carpal tunnel, but my primary doesn't believe that's the case.What could b causing it?
Occult fracture?: Wrist pain can be caused by a number of things including a missed or occult fracture, irritated tendons, nerve injury or irritation, arthritis, or bursitis. Many of these things can be treated symptomatically and resolve on their own, but some things like an occult or missed fracture may require additional evaluation and treatment. Referral to an orthopaedic surgeon or hand surgeon would help. ...Read more
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