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I have hypothyroidism and and having worst pain in the wrist joint. Is it a symptom of carpel tunnel syndrome?

I have hypothyroidism and and having worst pain in the wrist joint. Is it a symptom of carpel tunnel syndrome?

Could be: Many people with thyroid disorders do develope numbness and tingling in their hands, and sometimes feet. This usually occur at night or upon awakening in the morning. These symptoms often persist even when your thyroid level returns to normal. Hypothroidism can cause some generalized joint achiness, not specific to wrist. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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My hand was crushed in 2008, after that developed carpel tunnel, had surgery, just found out have dip thumb joint could crush be the cause?

My hand was crushed in 2008, after that developed carpel tunnel, had surgery, just found out have dip thumb joint could crush be the cause?

Traumatic arthritis: Sounds like the crush to your hand started a cascade of problems. Carpal tunnel can develop for a multitude of problems. It sounds like you are describing joint changes if the ip joint in your thumb. If it was previously injured you are a increased risk for developing arthritis. ...Read more

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Can carpal tunnel syndrome go into the joint?

Can carpal tunnel syndrome go into the joint?

Carpal tunnel: Is a problem that arises due to increased pressure in the carpal canal. The carpal canal is not a joint, it is a u shaped channel in the carpal bones covered by a flat ligament. While the individual carpal bones are in the wrist joint, the carpal tunnel takes its name form the way the bones are lined up to form this channel or tunnel. Which is needed for tendons and a nerve to get to the fingers. ...Read more

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Does joint damage cause? Carpal tunnel?

Does joint damage cause? Carpal tunnel?

Rarely: Ganglion cysts and arthritis of the wrist can decrease the size of the carpal tunnel, creating or exacerbating symptoms. This is unusual. Most cases are age related, due to changes in the dimensions of the carpal tunnel and a lowered threshold for median nerve compression. Sometimes activities and overuse can affect carpal tunnel symptoms. Distal radius fractures can injure the median nerve. ...Read more

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Does carpal tunnel syndrome effect other joints than the wrist?

Does carpal tunnel syndrome effect other joints than the wrist?

No: Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve is compressed at the wrist. However, the same median nerve can be compressed near the elbow and is referred to as pronator syndrome. ...Read more

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Can narrowing of joint spaces between c5-c7 present as carpal tunnel?

Can narrowing of joint spaces between c5-c7 present as carpal tunnel?

Yes: The nerve roots that eventually form the median nerve (the carpal tunnel nerve) at least partially derive from those neck joint spaces. ...Read more

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I think I have capsulitis of the carpal joint of the little finger. It is most painful when I awake in am. What do you recommend to treat this?

I think I have capsulitis of the carpal joint of the little finger. It is most painful when I awake in am. What do you recommend to treat this?

See details: Carpal joints are located in the wrist and not the finger. Your description is too vague to determine the cause but it is likely to be tendinitis or arthritis. Have it evaluated by an orthopedist. ...Read more

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I am having a lot of pain in my thumb joints. Is this related to carpal tunnel?

I am having a lot of pain in my thumb joints. Is this related to carpal tunnel?

Joint pain: Is normally not related to cts. But keep in mind that cts pain could cause pain that you are describing as joint pain. Best way to know for sure is to get it check by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Fingers joint pain, tingling and grip got weaker. Carpal tunnel?

Fingers joint pain, tingling and grip got weaker. Carpal tunnel?

Possible: Certainly sounds like it could be carpal tunnel syndrome. See your doctor or a specialist, (neurologist, physiatrist, hand surgeon) to be examined. A nerve conduction test may be necessary. ...Read more

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I've got pain in my hands. Mostly in the joints of my fingers. I drive Motorbike and spend most time in front of PC so wondering if it is Carpal Tunnel and how to find out?

I've got pain in my hands. Mostly in the joints of my fingers. I drive Motorbike and spend most time in front of PC so wondering if it is Carpal Tunnel and how to find out?

Finger joint pain: Carpel tunnel is one possibility but the joint pain suggests possible arthritis. Please see your doctor. He/she will diagnose and treat accordingly. You MAY be referred to a different specialist. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hand & wrist numbness - can joint pain be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Hand & wrist numbness - can joint pain be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Possibly: Hand numbness, more so than wristnumbness, can be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome. So can pain in the digits of the hand. Predominately the symptoms are felt in the first three digits of your hand. Electro diagnostic testing may help determine if you have carpal tunnel syndrome or something else. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosd with mctd rnp antibody of 1.9 and anachoice screen-positive the only symptom is joint pain in my hand/wrist (i do have carpal tnl?

Positive Labs: Positive labs are meaningless unless you have symptoms. At this point, your doctor is aware of the positive results and will likely follow your symptoms. The positive simply means you are at a greater chance of developing symptoms though not everybody does. ...Read more

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On 12/14/15 I had left thumb arthroplasty with tendon transfer, carpal tunnel release, and dequerains release. Still have finger swelling and joint st?

On 12/14/15 I had left thumb arthroplasty with tendon transfer, carpal tunnel release, and dequerains release. Still have finger swelling and joint st?

Patience: It could very well be that it may just take more time. You can get better from the arthroplasty up to 6-8 months. So if you are slowly getting better, you will likely continue to improve. If you are not getting better, or are even getting worse, you need to let your surgeon know. ...Read more

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I was diagnoised with left elbow tendonitis with degenerative joint disease. Can this cause carpal tunnel in my wrist?

It depends.: It depends on whether your elbow tendonitis is related to you degenerative joint disease, or to tendonitis at the wrist or hand. The muscles and tendons used by the wrist and hand begin at the elbow attachments sites. If the inflammation extends into the wrists, especially along the palmar aspect, then you may have symptoms of tendonitis at the radial elbow and carpal tunnel as well. ...Read more

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What are the signs or carpel tunnel?

What are the signs or carpel tunnel?

Pain: Usually one gets pain in the wrist; accompanied by nerve entrapment. Most of the time you can reproduce the pain with wrist flexion (bending your wrist forward). ...Read more

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What are the signs of carpel tunnel?

What are the signs of carpel tunnel?

Numbness: Numbness of the thumb, index, long and half of the ring finger. Often starts intermittently and most patients have symptoms at night. As it progresses you may feel weaker and drop things. ...Read more

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What to do if I have carpel tunnle syndrome?

CTS: Start with night bracing program. Avoiding and modifying aggregating activities ...Read more

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Can carpel tunnel cause this?

Can carpel tunnel cause this?

Carpal syndrome: Cause what??
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What can cause carpel tunnel syndrome?

What can cause carpel tunnel syndrome?

Many things: There are a number of factors that can either cause or significantly exacerbate carpal tunnel syndrome. This condition is caused by an increase in pressure within the carpal tunnel. The exact cause of this increase in pressure os usually not identified but many conditions such as repetitive activity, diabetes, hypothyroidism, etc can contribute to the symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have carpel tunnel?

How can I tell if I have carpel tunnel?

See below: Numbness, pain or dropping things are common complaints of people with cts. ...Read more

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Do power balls help with carpel tunnel?

No: The only one's to benefit from power balls are the people who make and sell them. ...Read more

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What is an ncd test have to do with carpel tunnel?

What is an ncd test have to do with carpel tunnel?

Measures nerve funct: Ncv measures the the function of the nerve in the same way that electrician check electrical current. An abnormal test of the median nerve at the wrist is part of the diagnosis of cts. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes carpel tunnel syndrome?

Can anyone tell me what causes carpel tunnel syndrome?

Lots of things: Cts is more common in people who do repetitive motions or who have underlying polyneuropathy for medical conditions like diabetes or thyroid disease. ...Read more