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How do I know if I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

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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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


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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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How do I know if I have carpal tunnel ?

How do I know if I have carpal tunnel ?

Symptoms can : Be numbness, tingling with shooting or throbbing travel from wrist to first three and half fingers and palm area. It is best to confirm with a rheumatologist or 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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Do I know if I need carpal tunnel surgery?

Do I know if I  need carpal tunnel surgery?

Symptoms: In general he wanted to get to carpal tunnel syndrome before you have any permanent nerve damage. If the numbness and tingling is getting worse or if the numbness and tingling is constant this is a bad sign. If the symptoms are only intermittent you can try splinting or injections of cortisone with a reasonably good success rate. ...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 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 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 do I know I have carpal tunnel vs diabetes?

How do I know I have carpal tunnel vs diabetes?

Numbness: The hallmark of carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness in the the hand. The numbness will be in the thumb, index, middle and one half of the ring finger. The pinky will be spared. ...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 compartment syndrome?

How do I know if I have compartment syndrome?

Compartment syndrome: The hallmark signs of acute/early compartment syndrome are: -pain out of proportion to the injury -firmness of the muscle compartment -pain with squeezing of the compartment -pain with passive stretch of the muscles in the compartment -decreased sensation this is a surgical emergency and without emergent decompression can cause loss of limb function. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have tunnel vision or not?

How do I know if I have tunnel vision or not?

Check vision: Tunnel vision is a condition in which the peripheral vision is constricted and only the central portion remains. It occurs in some inherited diseases and some vascular events. You can check yourself by moving a light in from the peripheral. It should be seen partially behind the ears, but if you can see it only when the light is almost in front of you, then it might be tunneling. ...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 do I tell if I have TMJ syndrome?

How do I tell if  I have TMJ syndrome?

Other symptoms: Add to the list ear symptoms like ringing, stuffiness or pain, vertigo. Also, neck pain, pain at the corner of the jaw as well as clicking and popping of the joints. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have cervical radiculopathy?

How do I know if I have cervical radiculopathy?

Symptoms and eval: Cervical radiculopathy is manifest by numbness, tingling, potentially weakness, along a specific neural pathway, in the presence of central or foramenal stenosis of the spine, and most often associated with neck symptoms and mechanical patterns of neck movements causing pain or nerve symptoms down the arm. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have long thoracic nerve palsy?

I need help! How do I know if I have long thoracic nerve palsy?

Simple: If your long thoracic nerve is defective, your shoulder blade on that side is asymmetrically prominent, so called "scapular winging". ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have trigger thumb?

How do I tell if I have trigger thumb?

Trigger: These can present in one of three ways. Just pain over the palm side of the finger at the base, just catching of the finger or both. 70% of patients get complete relief of the symptoms with injections of cortisone. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a pinched nerve?

How do I know if I have a pinched nerve?

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve is caused by disc herniation or bulge in most cases, but can be caused by arthritis and stenosis in older people. There will be radiation of pain/tingling in the finders or toes. You may also have numbness in specific areas of the limb and in severe cases weakness in the limbs as well. A non-radiating pain is usually not a nerve. It may feel like pressure, tingling, shooting etc. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have dupuytren contracture?

How do I know if I have dupuytren contracture?

Dupuytren is a: genetic familial disease, that is a progressive thickening of the fascia, a tough fibrous layer of tissue in the palm, Dupuytrens starts as nodules and can progress to cords causing joint contracture in the hand. http://handctr.com/dupuytrens-disease-faq.html and http://handctr.com/xiaflex-for-dupuytrens-information.html and https://youtu.be/aiMsrLECOOw?list=PLaYVr8V1oPuBXtJnqRkOJpzn8Js700CWP ...Read more

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How do I know if I have carpal tunnel ?

Symptoms can : Be numbness, tingling with shooting or throbbing travel from wrist to first three and half fingers and palm area. It is best to confirm with a rheumatologist or hand surgeon. ...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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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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How do I know I have carpal tunnel vs diabetes?

Numbness: The hallmark of carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness in the the hand. The numbness will be in the thumb, index, middle and one half of the ring finger. The pinky will be spared. ...Read more

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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 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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Can you tell me how to know if I have carpal tunnel?

Can you tell me how to know if I have carpal tunnel?

Symptoms and exam: Symptoms of carpal tunnel tunnel syndrome are typically numbness to the thumb, index and middle finger. You may also have pain and weakness in the hand. Symptoms are often worse at night and with activity such as driving or talking on the phone. Patients may have some or all of these symptoms. An evaluation by a doctor can determine if you are suspected of cts and this can be confirmed with tests. ...Read more

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How to know if I have carpal tunnel syndrome without having to go to the doctor? Is there any way to know?

How to know if I have carpal tunnel syndrome without having to go to the doctor? Is there any way to know?

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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I'm wondering if I have carpal tunnel?

I'm wondering if I have carpal tunnel?

Carpal tunnel often: is what many think of for any hand issue but there are specific qualities. 1 sensation in the thumb, index, middle and half the ring finger 2. aching pain at the center of theorist 3. increased symptoms when sleeping or with activity 4. muscle weakness in the thumb. These are common complaints ...Read more

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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 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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If I have carpal tunnel syndrome is it permanent?

If I have carpal tunnel syndrome is it permanent?

No: Standard therapy for carpal tunnel is: 1) night splints, 2) anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen or naproxen, 3) avoidance of the repetitive activities that caused the carpal tunnel syndrome. Sometimes, we inject steroids into the area of the carpal tunnel. Failing these treatments, we usually recommend a surgery called carpal tunnel release. In most cases, your symptoms will resolve. ...Read more

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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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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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I have carpal tunnel syndrome, who should I see for this?

Not if your sane: First see a specialist to discover what you have, then seek out the cause. Hopefully, the cause is correctable without the need for surgery. ...Read more

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What are some signs indicating that I have carpal tunnel?

What are some signs indicating that 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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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 are some signs that indicate that I have carpal tunnel?

What are some signs that indicate that I have carpal tunnel?

CARPAL TUNNEL: 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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I have carpal tunnel, what products should I use for everyday life?

I have carpal tunnel, what products should I use for everyday life?

Massage, no braces: Janet g. Travell, md who was/is the matriarch of pain therapy noted in the 1950-90's something interesting about joint pain. She stated that any joint area stiffness, aching and tension was due to muscles not the joint proper. So her myofascial therapy protocols are designed to treat. Self/pro massage, chiropractor, heat, epsom soaking, stretching. I use acupuncture! ...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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