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Difference Between Undermining And Tunneling
They are the same: A stage 4 ulcer is the deepest type of pressure ulcer that forms over a pressure point due to diminished sensation and/or inability to move and relieve pressure. Examples are spinal cord injury patients or older stroke and debilitated bed-bound patients. Most vulnerable is the deepest (muscle) tissue, then the fat then the skin. This leads to the undermining seen at the base of the ulcer. ...Read more
Carpal tunnel synd: Carpal tunnel syndrome can be the result of tenosynovitis. Carpal tunnel syndrome is when the median nerve is compressed by pressure builds up in the carpal canal at the wrist. The median nerve is surrounded by nine flexor tendons to the fingers. The flexor tendons and the sheath that surrounds them (tenosynovium) can become inflamed leading to a tenosynovitis. This builds pressure within the carpal canal. ...Read more
Same: Okay to ask your doc using these terms for clarification. They are basically the same, a long thin component to the wound. Sinus/tunnel can be difficult to treat. Okay to ask for referral to wound clinic or wound specialist. Be well. ...Read more
See below: Rsis are "injuries of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems that may be caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations, mechanical compression (pressing against hard surfaces), or sustained or awkward positions. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which there is pressure on the median nerve -- the nerve in the wrist that supplies feeling and movement to parts of the hand. ...Read more
Carpal tunnel is when the median nerve gets pinched at the level of the wrist. The median nerve gives sensation to the thumb, index, middle, and half of the ring finger and these are the digits that develop the pain/numbness/tingling seen with class carpal tunnel.
Tendinitis is inflammation in a tendon is associated with pain, but not of the neurologic symptoms seen with ct. ...Read more
Flat feet: Here is the simple answer....Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction or pttd is a flat foot deformity. It could be rigid or flexible and present with pain at the arch or heel area. Tarsal tunnel syndrome or tts is a compression syndrome (such as carpal tunnel syndrome in the hand) of the posterior tibial nerve. Pttd can cause tts. Therapy can vary significantly. Treatments include orthotics to surg. ...Read more
Tendon vs. Nerve: Tennis elbow is a tendon problem on the outside of the elbow. Cubital tunnel is inflammation, compression and/or injury to the ulnar nerve at/near the elbow in an area called the cubital tunnel. Tennis elbow causes pain on the outside of the elbow, esp. With gripping and grabbing. Cubital tunnel gives you pain, burning and numbness involving the medial elbow, down the to ring and pinkie fingers. ...Read more
Different things: A tendon is the end of a muscle that connects the muscle to bone. The posterior tibial tendon attaches the tibialis posterior muscle to certain bones of the foot. The tarsal tunnel is an area by your heel where the posterior tibial tendon along with 2 other tendons, a major artery, vein and nerve, pass. Its a tight area bordered by bone and thick soft tissue. ...Read more
Regions of numbness: Peripheral neuropathy and carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms are often different, primarily in where the symptoms occur. Carpal tunnel syndrome often affects the thumb, forefinger, and middle finger. Peripheral neuropathy ususally affects the hands, and when the area increases, the lower legs and sometimes the hands. The symptoms of these two may be the same, just not the affected areas. ...Read more
Different areas: Cts is a median nerve compression at the wrist associated with repetitive flexion/extension of the wrist. However, trigger fingers can be due to wear and tear, and de Quervain's tenosynovitis can afflict the dorsum of the thumb into the wrist. All can be cumulative trauma disorders. ...Read more
Making the Diagnosis:
The symptoms of these conditions are normally different. They may feel differently, and they may affect different parts of the body.
Often nerve conduction testing can separate these three diagnoses. It is the test used most often to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome and neuropathy. It is not capable of finding tendonitis. This is normally a clinical diagnosis. ...Read more
All are different: "bible cysts" refer to a mass or swelling on the top of the wrist which is a ganglion. It is usually round and non-tender. Tendinitis in the back of the hand or wrist is more diffuse and at times painful. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs with pressure on the median nerve on the palm side of the wrist with numbness, pain, and tingling. ...Read more
What's the difference between a ganglion cyst in the wrist and carpal tunnel effecting the wrist?
Symptoms: Carpal tunnel is a compression of the median nerve within a narrow canal at the base of the palm, causing numbness in the thumb, index, long, and half the ring finger, a ganglion is a synovial cyst arising from the wrist joint causing pain at the site of the ganglion. A ganglion can rarely occur within the carpal tunnel causing nerve compression and carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more
What's difference between a ganglion and carpul tunnel? Have painful lump inside rt wrist. Thumb side of wrist weak, no injury.
How to tell difference between carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome? I got elbow pain, tingling in thumb, middle, index and ring, sometimes pinkie
NCV/EMG: Truth be told, there's a lot of symptom overlap amongst the compressive neuropathies of the arm. For example, carpal tunnel syndrome can radiate symptoms up to the shoulder. Your best bet would be getting a nerve conduction velocity with EMG. Technically you could have both issues, and this test can elucidate that as well. ...Read more
Extent: Tunneling means that a small cavity is present, think that a Q tip could be pushed into the body, into a void like a cave in the tissues. Undermining is similar in that there is a void but much bigger. Undermining surrounds an opening at the skin level, there is no tissue present beneath a significant area of skin to support it. ...Read more
What's the difference symptom wise, of carpel tunnel syndrome and median nerve injury? Can cervical rf procedure cause median nerve injury?
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
Lupus joint pain vs. Preg carpal tunnel? How to tell the difference? 36 wks being tested for lupus but hoping for the best pain in fingers toes feet
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
Loss of peripheral: In tunnel vision, the peripheral portions of the retina lose their sensitivity and only the central portion remains (a tunnel straight ahead). Most often found in inherited degenerations like retinitis pigmentosa, some drugs can do this as well as rare retiinal infections. Advanced tunnel vision is very handicapping as victims cannot see their feet, or objects in view. ...Read more
Unlikely: Most tunnel vision if persistent, is due to inherited or acquired photoreceptor damage or loss and is permanent. There is currently no known cure, so you will have to adapt with low vision training and assistance. You should start with your ophthalmologist who can refer you to proper resources in your community. ...Read more
Restricted field: Tunnel vision is when the vision outside the central axis is impaired or lost. It is typical for some inherited conditions and occurs in advanced diseases like glaucoma and diabetes. It is quite handicapping even if the central vision is fine and if less than about 10 degrees may require a seeing eye dog. ...Read more
Test yourself: Tunnel vision amounts to being only to see things ahead of yourself as if you are looking through the central core of, for instance, a paper towel roll. You can easily compare your side vision to that of a friend who presumably has normal vision. If you have tunnel vision, it is probably from some pathology of the eyes and you need an ophthalmologist to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
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