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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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Could you get carpal tunnel syndrome from masturbating?

Could you get carpal tunnel syndrome from masturbating?

Unlikely: Carpal tunnel can happen after to people who are involved in repetative activities but unless that activity goes on for several hours a day every day it is an unlikely cause. ...Read more

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Can you get carpal tunnel syndrome from playing the piano also?

Can you get carpal tunnel syndrome from playing the piano also?

Less common: Repetitive flexion/extension of the wrist may be encountered with a piano, but, as i understand it, this represents the non-preferred way of playing the piano, but see no reason it could not occur otherwise. ...Read more

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Can you get carpal tunnel from playing an instrument?

Can you get carpal tunnel from playing an instrument?

Debatable: Most people who develop carpal tunnel syndrome are probably genetically predisposed to the condition, while others develop the condition in response to other underling conditions (pregnancy, diabetes, etc). Typing, playing musical instruments and other similar functional activities may not cause cts, rather aggravate it (make it worse). The debate is not over... ...Read more

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Could you get carpal tunnel syndrome from masturbation?

Could you get carpal tunnel syndrome from masturbation?

I guess so: But most carpal tunnel sufferers do not get it from masturbation and all who masturbate don't get carpal tunnel ( disclaimer I have not studied this). ...Read more

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Can you get carpal tunnel syndrome from typing on a touch screen / tablet? Or does touch reduce the chances of getting injured compared to a keyboard?

Can you get carpal tunnel syndrome from typing on a touch screen / tablet? Or does touch reduce the chances of getting injured compared to a keyboard?

Depends: Actually, the primary cause for cts would be prolonged wrist flexion, such as sleeping with the hands tucked under the pillow or head when sleeping. Touch screens vs keyboards would follow the same logic depending on the prolonged posture. If the touch screen patient holds the tablet with a prolonged flexed wrist while typing with the other, they would more likely experience numbness than others. ...Read more

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How do people get carpal tunnel?

How do people get carpal tunnel?

carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel is generally not and overuse problem it is due to anatomy and life. ...Read more

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Who can get carpal tunnel syndrome?

Who can get carpal tunnel syndrome?

If you have a hand..: Anyone with a hand can get carpal tunnel syndrome. Certainly pregnant women, diabetics, hypothyroid patients and people who do a lot of hand intensive work have a higher incidence of it. None the less, you don't have to be in one of those groups to develop it. ...Read more

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Can children get carpal tunnel syndrome?

Can children get carpal tunnel syndrome?

Yes but very rare: Yes it's possible but very rare in my experience in children <16. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get carpal tunnel from waitressing?

Is it possible to get carpal tunnel from waitressing?

Yes: The extreme wrist positions and lifting required to wait tables can lead to increased pressure on the median nerve. This can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome (cts). Rest, splints and oral/injectable steroids can help treat symptoms. If the symptoms persist, see a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how someone get carpal tunnel sydrom?

Can you tell me how someone get carpal tunnel sydrom?

Overuse: Repetitive movement of the hands is the usual cause. Anything that causes inflammation in the carpal tunnel (wrist) can cause the syndrome which is numbness, tingling or pain in the 1st - 3rd fingers. ...Read more

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What do I do to get relief from carpal tunnel syndrome?

What do I do to get relief from carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel : There is a genetic component that is what it is. Beyond that, take car of your hand. Make a paradigm shift: think about yourself like an athlete. No matter what the sport, even highly trained athletes don't just get to the ball park and start to play. They warm up, they stretch, they take breaks as needed. And none are playing for as long as a typical worker works each day i.E 8 hrs or more. ...Read more

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Can i get help for carpal tunnel without being referred?

Can i get help for carpal tunnel without being referred?

?severity: If severe, than you may need a specialist to intervene with treatment which may include injections or possible carpal tunnel release surgery. To start, rest, cock-up splinting of the wrist, nsaids, and physical therapy can all help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can you make sure you don't get carpal tunnel syndrome?

How can you make sure you don't get carpal tunnel syndrome?

Let us help: A bunion (hallux valgus) is a deformity characterized by lateral deviation of the great toe, often erroneously described as an enlargement of bone or tissue around the joint at the head of the big toe (metatarsophalangeal joint). As the great toe (hallux) turns in toward the second toe (angulation) the tissues surrounding the joint may become swollen and tender. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get carpal tunnel syndrome?

How common is it for somebody to get carpal tunnel syndrome?

Very common: Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) is an entrapment median neuropathy, causing parenthesis, pain, numbness, and other symptoms in the distribution of the median nerve due to its compression at the wrist in the carpal tunnel. People who do work with air gun air tool, computer work any work repetitive\ in nature could cause it. Good luck, thanks. ...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 night time 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

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Is carpal tunnel syndrome a long lasting condition? Is it that once you get it you always have it?

Yes: Although the frequency and severity of symptoms may vary, once you have cts, it does not go away. It can be temporarily worse during pregnancy. Many people can get by with conservative care. It it gets too bothersome, surgery has a very good success rate. ...Read more

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