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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

A medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel. The main symptoms are pain, numbness, and tingling, in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side ...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 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?

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: 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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Shoe inserts as teen, joint ft. surgery@26 @36 immobilizing pins in between cortisone shots. Carpal tunnel on both, trigger finger, enlarged distal joints on some fingers. Arthritis? What kind?

Shoe inserts as teen, joint ft. surgery@26 @36 immobilizing pins in between cortisone shots. Carpal tunnel on both, trigger finger, enlarged distal joints on some fingers. Arthritis? What kind?

Rheumatologist: A Rheumatologist is the best specialist to diagnose any unusual forms of inflammatory arthritis conditions. Some x-rays and blood tests will be involved. ...Read more

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Could a steroid shot help carpel tunnel?

Maybe: Corticosteroid shots are commonly used for carpal tunnel syndrome. However, the effects are variable. They tend to be most helpful in individuals with mild disease that has been present for a shorter period (< 1 year). More advanced or severe cts is not likely to have a lasting response from a steroid injection. ...Read more

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How many doctors will be in the operation room for a carpal tunnel surgery?

How many doctors will be in the operation room for a carpal tunnel surgery?

One or two or three: Usually surgery is performed by one surgeon without an assistant except in training programs where a resident or fellow may be present.

Depending on the method of anesthesia a doctor to provide anesthesia may also be present as the surgery can be done with local anesthesia alone, with sedation administered by the surgeon or by an anesthesiologist or under general anesthesia by an anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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33 yrs old, hand numbness, pain in shoulder, mom has lupus, cort shot took pain away, have nerve test to check if carpal tunnel. Dr said may be lupus.

33 yrs old, hand numbness, pain in shoulder, mom has lupus, cort shot took pain away, have nerve test to check if carpal tunnel. Dr said may be lupus.

See rheum: You are far more likely to have carpal tunnel than lupus. I presume you have seen an orthopedic surgeon who had injected the wrist area with cortisone. If the nerve test confirms CTS, then you should rest at ease. I greatly doubt that you have lupus since the joint involvement is atypical and your gender. ...Read more

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Could carpal tunnel syndrome come back after surgery?

Could carpal tunnel syndrome come back after surgery?

Yes: Unfortunately carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) may recur in a small population of patients. This is best assessed by your md using a physical exam and an emg/ncv (needle study of your nerve/muscles) exam. The good news is that most patients do well with open carpal tunnel release surgery in the case of recurrence. ...Read more

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I'm having some serious wrist-pains! Could this be carpal tunnel?

I'm having some serious wrist-pains! Could this be carpal tunnel?

Unlikely: Carpal tunnel in characterized to numbness, electric shocks or pins and needles sensation in the thumb and the first 2 1/2 fingers. Wrist pain alone is nor carpal tunnel. ...Read more

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How long could it take to recover from carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel surgery?

How long could it take to recover from carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel surgery?

Depends on severity: Somewhat different for the two. Carpal tunnel involving the median nerve at the wrist has a very quick recovery with many people feeling better immediately after surgery and returning to work sometimes in the same week or at most 3 or 4 weeks later. Cubital tunnel is very different involving the ulnar nerve at the elbow and sometimes requiring transposition of the nerve. Recovery is longer. ...Read more

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My left wrist is larger than my right. Someone said it could be carpal tunnel. What do I do?

My left wrist is larger than my right. Someone said it could be carpal tunnel. What do I do?

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 more

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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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Could a carpal tunnel release be the cause of developing trigger finger?

Could a carpal tunnel release be the cause of developing trigger finger?

No: Carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger are two conditions that are often seen in association with one another. Often times, patients develop trigger finger after surgical correction of carpal tunnel syndrome (and vice versa). While surgery can cause inflammation and increase the possibility of developing trigger finger, the underlying condition was probably present at the outset. ...Read more

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Help please! Could carpal tunnel cause left arm restlessness?

Help please! Could carpal tunnel cause left arm restlessness?

Not the only cause: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common cause of arm and wrist discomfort. If you have discomfort there, it is wise to consider if it may be the cause. Normally there is also numbness or tingling in the fingertips with this condition however. ...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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I have numbness and tingling in my fingers after typing on the keyboard. Could this be carpal tunnel?

I have numbness and tingling in my fingers after typing on the keyboard. Could this be carpal tunnel?

Possibly: Though it has been showed that keyboard work does not cause cts it can precipitate symtoms. This is not the same as aggrivate, an important distinction for wc. ...Read more

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My hand burns bad, yet no burn or rash is present, what could this be? Is it carpal tunnel?

My hand burns bad, yet no burn or rash is present, what could this be? Is it carpal tunnel?

Possibly: The abnormal sensation in carpal tunnel syndrome is not typically described as burning but might be. More typically it's described as numbness or tingling in association with hand discomfort and possibly weakness. There is no regular association with skin rashes or burns. ...Read more

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Could anyone tell me about carpal tunnel syndrome?

Could anyone tell me about carpal tunnel syndrome?

VIDEO carpal tunnel: Here is a video I made a few years back
sorry for the bear but it is good information

http://www.Youtube. Com/watch? V=lwghddhvm60;list=plcbd41f7a42e20469;index=4;feature=plpp_video. ...Read more

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If I don't get tested for carpal tunnel syndrome, what could happen? Will it get worse?

If I don't get tested for carpal tunnel syndrome, what could happen? Will it get worse?

Tws: Most people come in for treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) due to the pain and numbness/tingling in the hands. The nighttime symptoms can be very disruptive. However, the most functionally dibilitating part of cts is muscle wasting. The muscles in the fat part of the thumb are innervated by the median nerve, which is compresses in cts. Eventually you lose the ability to grip or pinch. ...Read more