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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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Tried the brace; no luck. What can help Carpal Tunnel besides cortisone shots or surgery?

Tried the brace; no luck. What can help Carpal Tunnel besides cortisone shots or surgery?

Possibilities: Would rate the following about 35% effective, but might be tried: Pyridoxine phosphate 100 mg twice daily for 6 weeks, with an added anti-inflammatory med such as Naproxen Sodium 375 mg thrice daily. ...Read more

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How to take a cortisone shot for carpal tunnel?

How to take a cortisone shot for carpal tunnel?

Option: This is an option for conservative treatment of cts. Safe to do, works for some. ...Read more

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I had a cortisone shot in wrist under fluoroscopy for numbness of carpal tunnel, i still have numbness just not as pronounced, but now have pain.?

I had a cortisone shot in wrist under fluoroscopy for numbness of carpal tunnel, i still have numbness just not as pronounced, but now have pain.?

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Do cortisone injections also work for carpal tunnel?

Do cortisone injections also work for carpal tunnel?

YES cortisone works : There have been many studies that have demonstrated the efficacy of corticosteroid injections for carpal tunnel and there have been those that said they do not work. Much depends upon the severity, chronicity and duration of the carpal tunnel as well as other health factors yes cortisone works but not all the the time short answer. ...Read more

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Can a cortisone injection into the carpal tunnel stop the numbness and tingling? If it does is that a good indication that you do have carpal tunnel?

Can a cortisone injection into the carpal tunnel stop the numbness and tingling? If it does is that a good indication that you do have carpal tunnel?

Steroid injection: Steroid injection can temporarily relieve symptoms of numbness and tingling in the thumb, index, and long finger. The classic signs of carpal tunnel syndrome are numbness and tingling in those digits and nighties awakening with numbness/tingling. However, steroid injection is usually not an effective long term treatment strategy. Consider evaluation by a board certified hand surgeon. ...Read more

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If cortisone injections are just a "band aid"and not a fix, why would a doctor recommend it for carpal tunnel instead of just doing the surgery?

Band Aid is Misnomer: I would not refer to cortisone injections as a bandaid. Often they buy you time while you address the underlying condition with physical therapy or work changes. Surgery is not always successful and can lead to worse problems in some cases. ...Read more

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I have pins and needles along with itchy pain in my hands which gets less when I'm using cortisone. Do I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

I have pins and needles along with itchy pain in my hands which gets less when I'm using cortisone. Do I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

Unlikely based upon: ...the limited symptoms you are providing. Having said that, I don't know what other symptoms you may have that you're simply not telling us about. So, Do you have CTS based upon itchy pain in the hands which decreases with cortisol? NOT LIKELY. Do you have CTS? Unknown since it's possible you're not telling us ALL YOUR symptoms. Be happy to talk to you 1-1 though: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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I have carpul tunlel i got cortisone injecksions and it got worse i move my wrist at all and get the shock feel i used to squees my tools and get the skock. I went and got cortisone shots and now if i move my wrist at all i get the shock much worse than

I have carpul tunlel i got cortisone injecksions and it got worse i move my wrist at all and get the shock feel i used  to squees my tools and get the skock. I went and got cortisone shots and now if i move my wrist at all i get the shock much worse than

Steroid : Steroid injections for carpal tunnel syndrome are meant to be given within the closed space of the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel contains the median nerve, whose compression causes the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. It is possible, though unlikely, that the injection was made into the nerve itself. If so, this can cause worsening of the symptoms as you describe. It is more likely that either the compression of the nerve is severe or long-standing enough that the injection did not help or, alternatively, that your problem is not carpal tunnel syndrome, in which case the injection will also not help. You need to return to the doctor who performed the injection and let him/her know what is happening. ...Read more

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