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Does carpal tunnel causes pain in pinky or all fingers?

Does carpal tunnel causes pain in pinky or all fingers?

No : 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. The small finger tends to be without symptoms with carpal tunnel -. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Khorsandi
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Finger Numbness (Definition)

Can be from a general or a focal conditon. Thyroid disease, diabetes nutrition, neuropathy, circulation and others in the genrela category . Focal tings include neck issues, peripheral nerve compression (likecarpal tunnel) and many other things. It may be better to start with a pcp., then it can be determined whether a neurologist, hand surgeon, endocrinologist ...Read more


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Does fibromyalgia cause hand/finger tingling, numbness?

Does fibromyalgia cause  hand/finger tingling, numbness?

Yes: Fibromyalgia syndrome is often associated with numbness and tingling of the hands/ fingers. Check with your doctor to exclude carpal tunnel syndrome. If the symptoms are severe, drugs such as Lyrica (pregabalin) or Cymbalta may provide substantial relief. ...Read more

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What can cause thumb /carpal tunnel?

What can cause thumb /carpal tunnel?

Nerve compression: There are many associated causes but the primary issue is swelling that compresses the nerve and altered blood flow to that nerve that results in decreased conduction of a normal nerve signal http://www.Handctr.Com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-95.Html. ...Read more

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Can carpel tunnel cause fingers to swell with pain?

Can carpel tunnel cause fingers to swell with pain?

Not Usually swelling: Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in your fingers and palm, but it does not typically cause them to swell. This swelling may be a result of inflammation or circulatory issues in the fingers themselves, whereas carpal tunnel is caused by inflammation of the median nerve that runs through your wrist. If your fingers continue to swell, see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Can carpel tunnel cause finger spasms?

Can carpel tunnel cause finger spasms?

Carpal Tunnel spasm: YES Carpal tunnel implies that the blood supply to the median nerve s compromised. If it is a transient temporary thing then it will not cause "damage" however if it is a chronic long term problem then there can be permanent loss of sensation and muscle function. Since the median nerves innervates muscles as well as skin there can be spasm in the affected muscles, and referred pain can seem like ...Read more

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Carpel tunnel--are symptoms hand tingling and finger spasms?

Carpel tunnel--are symptoms hand tingling and finger spasms?

Yes: Twitching is a possible symptom, though not that common. Most common are tingling in the thumb, index, middle and half of the ring finger. Night pain is also common. You should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome, also c5-6 pinched nerve, will carpal tunnel surgery lessen the pain and numbness and tingling?

I have bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome, also c5-6 pinched nerve, will carpal tunnel surgery lessen the pain and numbness and tingling?

EMG/NCV: I suggest you get a emg/ncv study (if you have had symptoms more than 3 months) to determine if you have carpal tunnel syndrome and/or c5/6 radiculopathy. This is the best way of determining your actual diagnosis and not a steroid injection. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is tingling in the fingers after carpal tunnel surgery normal?

Is tingling in the fingers after carpal tunnel surgery normal?

Can be: Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) include numbness, tingling, weakness, pain, clumsiness, etc. Most if not all symptoms usually resolve after surgery. However, symptoms can persist or even worsen immediately after surgery, possibly due to the anesthetic and/or postoperative swelling. Any concern should immediately be addressed with the surgeon. ...Read more

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Numbness in fingers after ulnar neuropathy surgery?

Numbness in fingers after ulnar neuropathy surgery?

It is possible.: Altered sensation is an inherent risk of any surgery. Have it evaluated by your physician and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How long does arms numb or tingling associated with carpal tunnel syndrome last?

How long does arms numb or tingling associated with carpal tunnel syndrome last?

Never: Cts does not cause your arms to go numb. There must be another reason, i.e. Toc or cervical in origin are but a couple of sources. ...Read more

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Hand & wrist numbness - can joint pain be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Hand & wrist numbness - can joint pain be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Possibly: Hand numbness, more so than wristnumbness, can be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome. So can pain in the digits of the hand. Predominately the symptoms are felt in the first three digits of your hand. Electro diagnostic testing may help determine if you have carpal tunnel syndrome or something else. ...Read more

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Could tendonitis in the wrists ever cause numbness or tingling in the hands?

Could tendonitis in the wrists ever cause numbness or tingling in the hands?

Yes: The carpal tunnel is a path on the front of the wrist that both tendon and the medial nerve pass through.. Too m much tendinitis or synovitis can pack the tunnel and squish on the nerve leading to numbness in the hand. ...Read more

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How long does swelling of fingers or hands associated with carpal tunnel syndrome last?

How long does swelling of fingers or hands associated with carpal tunnel syndrome last?

Depends: This is not an unusual complaint with cts. Once treated though those symtoms will usually fade with time. Everyone is different. ...Read more

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Ulnar sided wrist & hand pain. Pain, tingling, numbness in pinky & ring fingers. Pinky tremors when when fingers are extended. What can this be?

Ulnar sided wrist & hand pain. Pain, tingling, numbness in pinky & ring fingers. Pinky tremors when  when fingers are extended. What can this be?

See Hand surgeon: It seems as if you have ulnar nerve compression signs. The nerve roots in the neck, or the ulnar nerve at the elbow or at the wrist may be compressed. You need an emg/nct and an evaluation by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Does carpal tunnel of the feet exist?

Does carpal tunnel of the feet exist?

Tarsal tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome is strictly defined as entrapment of the median nerve at the wrist. There are some entrapment neuropathies of the feet, however, such as tarsal tunnel syndrome, that are seen in practice. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

When the medial nerve that travels through a small space in your wrist (called the carpal tunne) is injured, resulting in pain, numbness, and tingling in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more