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How can I tell if I have early carpal tunnel syndrome?

How can I tell if I have early carpal tunnel syndrome?

Pain: Pain tingling , numbness, thumb index and middle fingers, unable to perform simple repeat moments like typing, conduction studies are need to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I tell whether I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

How can I tell whether I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

History, exam, tests: While the diagnosis of carpal tunnel can often be made on the basis of a careful history and examination, electrical testing can be used to prove the diagnosis. This is important to rule out other diagnoses (e.g. Pinched nerve in the neck) that may be causing your symptoms. A neurologist can help guide diagnosis and treatment, . ...Read more

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How to tell if I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

Symptoms: Numbness, tingling, parathesias and weakness in the median nerve distribution are the hallmarks of the disorder. This causes numbness in the thumb, index finger, long finger and half the ring finger.The symptoms will often times wake people at night, and patients usually complain of loss of dexterity . See a hand surgeon foe definitive diagnosis and nerve conduction tests if indicated. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have carpal tunnel?

How can I tell if I have carpal tunnel?

Phalens Exam: Lift both hands to the level of your head and let the wrists just flop over so that your fingers are pointing towards your ears. Hold this position for 30-60 seconds. If you experience numbness, tinging or pain in your hands this is highly suggestive of carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have carpel tunnel?

How can I tell if I have carpel tunnel?

See below: Numbness, pain or dropping things are common complaints of people with cts. ...Read more

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How to know if I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

How to know if I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

NCS: Nerve conduction study done by a neurologis or a physiatrist. They might also do an EMG if you have slowing of median nerve conduction across the wrist to see if you are loosing muscle function in the base of the thumb. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

While : While wrist pain can be associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, the more common symptom is numbness in the thumb, index and long fingers. To find out exactly what is going on, i would recommend that you see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I make my wrists stronger if I suspect carpal tunnel syndrome?

How can I make my wrists stronger if I suspect carpal tunnel syndrome?

Don't: Carpal tunnel is not a problem with wrist strength and one cannot exercise the syndrome away. Treatment requires immobilization of the wrist for as much time per day as possible while allowing inflammation to subside. ...Read more

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What to do if I have carpel tunnle syndrome?

CTS: Start with night bracing program. Avoiding and modifying aggregating activities ...Read more

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How can I know if I've strained something or if I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

How can I know if I've strained something or if I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

Diagnose wrist sympt: The best way to know is to have a nerve conduction test. Second to that, carpal tunnel syndrome normally causes numbness in the finger tips, straining the wrist causes soreness with movement. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have carpal tunnel syndrome; can I pass it to my children?

I have carpal tunnel syndrome; can I pass it to my children?

No: No, carpal tunnel syndrome is not a genetic condition. It is caused typically by repetitive motion of the wrist. ...Read more

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What can I do for carpal tunnel syndrome?

What can I do for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Splints , ansaids (flurbiprofen): There may be an activity you are doing that is exacerbating your symtoms, night splints, arthritis type meds, cortisone shots in the carpal tunnel given by your doctor. However the best treatment would be a thorough evaluation by your specialist as to the cause of the problem then you would not be wasting your time on other treatments that may not work. Surgery is last resort. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can I be sure I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

I was just wondering how can I be sure I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

See a Hand Surgeon: Treatment protocol for carpal tunnel syndrome is first to confirm diagnosis by emg/nct. This can be performed by a neurologist or a rehab specialist. Once diagnosis is confirmed then patients start with prescription nsaids, wrist braces, sometimes steroid injection into the carpal tunnel and lastly surgical release. Majority of patients benefit from this treatment protocol. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I think I have carpal tunnel. How can I know for sure?

I think I have carpal tunnel. How can I know for sure?

Carpal tunnel answer: http://www.handctr.com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-q-a.html median nerve compression at the wrist gives numbness in the blue area and loss of muscle function in the large muscle of the thumb here is a nice video i made a few years back http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=lwghddhvm60&list=plcbd41f7a42e20469&index=4&feature=plpp_video. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am suffering from cubital tunnel syndrome?

How to tell if I am suffering from cubital tunnel syndrome?

Main symptoms of it:: 1: pain in the arm or starting in the elbow area ; radiating, either to the little/ring fingers (sometimes to middle one as well), or going up towards the shoulder/neck are; 2: numbness/tingling affecting the same area, ie, arm, 4/5th fingers, wrist on the little finger side; 3: weakness in the hand; 4; waking up with numbness/tingling ; 5: in severe cases, atrophy of muscles over the inner hand. ...Read more

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Please tell me can I have cubital tunnel syndrome?

Yes and No: The best way to find out the answer to your question is to have a nerve conduction study of the nerve within the cubital tunnel. See either a neurologist or physical medicine doctor, they will gladly help you with this. ...Read more

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How do I know I have carpal tunnel or sore wrists?

How do I know I have carpal tunnel or sore wrists?

Carpal tunnel : Carpal tunnel syndrome results from pressure on the median nerve as it travels through the bones of the wrist. Typical symptoms include numbness and tingling of the first three digits. Wrist pain per se typically does not occur with carpal tunnel syndrome. Numbness and tingling that occurs will frequently wake someone from sleep and it usually resolves after shaking the hands. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have an indication for carpal tunnel surgery?

How can I tell if I have an indication for carpal tunnel surgery?

Constant symptoms: Once symptoms have been constant for 6 months, it's hard to resolve them with non-operative treatment. Loss of muscle bulk in the thumb or complete loss of sensation in the digits is an indication for operative treatment. Oral/injectable steroids, splints and or therapy are used to treat symptoms. If symptoms continue after these treatments, surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

I need help! How do I know if I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

By symptoms: Usually people have numbness and tingling in their thumb, index and middle fingers with carpal tunnel syndrome. Some people have swelling and pain as well. There is a test called a nerve conduction study with EMG that can determine if you have carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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What to do if what I have is carpal tunnel syndrome?

See your physician: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a diagnosis that your physician can usually make following an examination. There are many other diseases that can present with similar symptoms, or contribute to the nerve compression, so an accurate diagnosis is important. Many patients respond very well to activity modification, splinting, vitamin b6, and a local steroid injection. ...Read more

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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