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Carpel Tunnel Recovery Severe Nerve Compression
Each of these has particular symptoms and causes which may help to sort them out
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The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Sharp pain on left thumb & wrist & spread to forearm which makes it feel very heavy and numb occur most night. Is it carpal tunnel or nerve compression?
Could be CTS: It sounds like it could be carpal tunnel syndrome (cts)which is a type of nerve compression, but this will often affect other fingers rather than just the thumb. Is it on the lateral or outside of the thumb? It could be a tenosynovitis as well. If you look up a test called a finklestein test, you can check yourself and see if its that. If you have neck pain, it could also be a radiculitis. ...Read more
Snowboard wrist injury. How can I take care of it? Feels like a pinched nerve or carpal tunnel or something?
Need evaluation: Snowboard injuries can be simple (sprain) or complex (fracture or ruptured ligament). Persistent pain after a fall on an outstretched hand could be a sign of a significant injury. Be sure to see a board certified hand surgeon for a complete evaluation and to rule out serious injuries that can lead to chronic pain and visibility, such as carpal ligament rupture and scaphoid fracture. ...Read more
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
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
9 mths ago had Carpal tunnel surgery, normal recovery, woke up this morning and thumb severe pain can't do anything, when bent, pnky/mddle flex too?
Thumb pain: Has many causes, tendonitis, arthritis, injury, strain, ligament laxity. A common condition is stenosing tenosynovitis of the flexor tendon or trigger finger. Full bending, flexion of the thumb can cause the index tip to bend, sometimes known as a linberg comstock syndrome (this is anatomy not an issue) and some will involuntarily flex other fingers. If there, pain, swelling seek medical rx ...Read more
Just had emg study that shows severe bilateral carpal tunnel and 3 pinched nerves in neck is neck surgery inevitable and which should I treat 1st?
CTS: Not necessarily. Severity of your CTS warrants discussing options regarding treatment, with your Orthopedic surgeon. ...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
Quick: Most patients can get back to office work within a couple of days to a week. Back to heavy lifting in 2-4 weeks. ...Read more
CTR recovery: In my practice the patient has a soft dressing for 1 week and they start mobilizing in the second week. Recovery from the carpal tunnel surgery can be as quick as two weeks but the nerve recovery may take 6 months if the nerve compression was severe. Scar matures over 6-9 months. Your hand surgeon is the best person to give you detailed information about recovery specific to your condition. ...Read more
Days to weeks: An endoscopic carpal tunnel release (ctr) requires a very small incision on the wrist. It is common to have some soreness in the wrist and/or palm after surgery. Post-operative immobilization is brief and the hand can be used almost immediately after surgery. More rigorous activities may take 2-6 weeks of recovery time. Therapy is needed only for severe cases or significant pain/swelling post-op. ...Read more
Good things: Usually an outpatient procedure done under local anesthesia with light sedation so home fairly soon after the procesure. Sutures usually are in for about two weeks but during that time the hand can be used for most things. Pre-operative discomfort should be relieved fairly soon after surgery with full sensation and strength somewhat more variable. A good operation if you need it. ...Read more
Had bilateral carpel tunnel release. Developed rsd. Then nerve blocks for pain. Now I'm told I have thorasic outlet syndrome and dystonia. Is there an?
See details: Without knowing specifics and having access to test results, it is impossible to comment. None of it makes good sense to me. Consider a second opinion. ...Read more
What's the difference symptom wise, of carpel tunnel syndrome and median nerve injury? Can cervical rf procedure cause median nerve injury?
I have carpel tunnel and bulging disk, but no spinal cord injuries or pinched nerves. Is this normal after a massage?
Do I have carpel tunnel syndrome or martin gruber syndrome or both? Dr. 1 did nerve conduction study at wrist and elbow of median nerve and recorded at apb and found increased latency and decreased amplitude with diagnosis of carpel tunnel syndrome. He a
What can I do at home to help with severe carpel tunnel I'm my wrist and thumb? Currently taking prednisone for a elbow issue.
I have pain in my hand which have had nerve conduction study showed no carpel tunnel, get bad cramps & pain in thumb & fingers, what could this be?
Squeezed nerve in shoulder which inflamed in arm/hand or carpel tunnel. How do you know the difference? X-Ray no swelling, no fracture. Pain not leaving
Needs examination: If I understand it right, you would like to know the difference between pain radiating from spine in the neck towards the arm and localized pain in the hand from carpal tunnel syndrome. A thorough evaluation is the first step followed by imaging of the spine and/ or provocation test at the wrist level. ...Read more
Yes.: Yes. The diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) has classically been made on clinical grounds, i.e. The symptoms and physical findings that the patient exhibits. Nerve conduction studies and electromyography (EMG) can be helpful in determining the severity of median nerve compression, but in patients with classical symptoms and signs, I do not believe they are necessary to make the diagnosis. ...Read more
How quickly does the median nerve repair itself after being damaged during carpal tunnel release?
Depends: Patients with intermittent symptoms before carpal tunnel surgery are usually better the same day. If the nerve has been significantly injured-usually the fingers are always numb-the sensation may return over months to years. If the muscle has been lost for over a year, it will never recover. ...Read more
Suspecting Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, I applied strong pressure (Pinch) for a couple seconds on the median nerve area. Will that cause any perm. Damage?
Carpal tunnel: Applying pressure for couple of seconds will not cause permanent damage. ...Read more
I'm having nerve conduction tests for carpal tunnel. Couldl the same test show guyons tunnel syndrome?
Possibly: Depends on how detailed the neurologist or other physician is in performing the emg/ncv's. If your referring physician explains the need for testing the ulnar nerve in guyon's canal it can be done... In my experience most ' routine' EMG 's of the upper extremity will note conduction 'slowing' @ the elbow (cubital tunnel) but not @ the wrist... Best of luck! ...Read more
Have been taking sertraline for 3 wks 25mg. Getting terrible carpal tunnel pain-have read it can affect nerves. How do I stop come off tablets?
Please discuss with: Your prescribing medical provider - before coming off of medication. At at 25 mg dosage - it is sometimes recommended just to stop the med or one may take half the dose for a week & stop the medication. ...Read more
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