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Doctor insights on: Compression Gloves For Carpal Tunnel

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

The carpal tunnel is formed by the bones, tissues, and ligaments of the wrist. This tunnel exists to protect the median nerve, which controls sensations and movement to the thumb and fingers (not including the little finger). Carpal tunnel syndrome is when the carpal tunnel is inflamed and swollen, which pinches the median nerve and results in feelings of numbness, decreased grip strength, and muscle ...Read more


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How effective is compression therapy for recovering from carpal tunnel release?

How effective is compression therapy for recovering from carpal tunnel release?

Somewhat: Compression therapy can help to control swelling, improve pain, and combat hyper-sensativity in the post carpal tunnel surgery patient. That being said, carpal tunnel surgery is such a small and successful surgery, most patients do well regardless. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Could I have carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve compression, or unknown neuropathy?

Could I have carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve compression, or unknown neuropathy?

Nerve entrapment: Each of these has particular symptoms and causes which may help to sort them out http://www.neurocuro.com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/ ...Read more

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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?

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

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What causes carpal tunnel?

What causes carpal tunnel?

Nerve compression: Carpal tunnel syndrome is compression of the median nerve in the wrist. Common causes are repetitive stress and pregnancy. Typical symptoms are burning and tingling in the hands at night. ...Read more

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How to relieve carpal tunnel

How to relieve carpal tunnel

Bracing and surgery: Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) is first treated by wrist bracing into a "neutral" (extended) position. If this does not help the symptoms, then a small surgery at the wrist can be used to improve 85% of the patient's symptoms. ...Read more

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What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Numbness: It s a syndrome of repetitive use of the hand which causes a pinch nerve in the hand causing numbness amd tingling in the thumb to ring finger with pain that wakes u up at night ...Read more

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What are signs of carpal tunnel?

Many symptoms.: Generally altered sensation and or pain in the thumb and next two digits of one of your hands. Comes on with stress of the hand and wrist such as holding a book, pencil, typing, carrying a briefcase, doing push ups etc. Pain can sometimes extend up to shoulder. Often noted in am or can wake you from sleep. ...Read more

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How do people get carpal tunnel?

How do people get carpal tunnel?

carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel is generally not and overuse problem it is due to anatomy and life. ...Read more

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