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Is carpal tunnel common in post partum women?

Is carpal tunnel common in post partum women?

Yes: Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve at the wrist usually caused by swelling. Women often have symptoms when pregnant or after delivery. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

The carpal tunnel is formed by the bones, tissues, and ligaments of the wrist. This tunnel exists to protect the median nerve, which controls sensations and movement to the thumb and fingers (not including the little finger). Carpal tunnel syndrome is when the carpal tunnel is inflamed and swollen, which pinches the median nerve and results in feelings of numbness, decreased grip strength, and muscle ...Read more


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What are the most common carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms?

What are the most common carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms?

Numbness & Tingling: The most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include: numbness, tingling, & pain in the hand an electric shock-like feeling mostly in the thumb, index, & long & part of the ring finger. Symptoms usually begin gradually, without a specific injury. Symptoms may occur at any time. Because many people sleep with their wrists curled, symptoms at night are common & may awaken you from sleep. ...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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Freq masturbation. Can it cause or worsen carpal tunnel in men or women?

Yes: Any activity involving prolonged and repeated flexion of the wrist may produce symptoms compatible with a diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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When hands tingle, is it always a carpal tunnel issue or are there other common causes?

When hands tingle, is it always a carpal tunnel issue or are there other common causes?

Hand tingling: The most common cause of hand tingling and nocturnal pain is carpal tunnel syndrome, the distribution of the tingling is important for diagnosis, in carpal tunnel syndrome, the tingling usually in the thumb, index, middle and 1/2 of the 4th finger. Emg test confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

What are the most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel is typified by numbness and/or tingling in the thumb, index, long, & half of the ring finger. Aching may be reported but numbness & pins/needles are more common. It can be reproduced by holding your wrist in the bent forward position for well over a minute or may be considered if you can elicit tingling with forcible tapping over underside of wrist. Palmar muscle atrophy when severe. ...Read more

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Is it common after carpal tunnel surgery to get trigger finger?

Yes: There has been new research demonstrating an increased risk of trigger finger after carpal tunnel surgery. The release of the thick ligament which is causing compression on the nerve does alter the biomechanics of the tendons slightly which can increase the chances of developing trigger finger. This article was just published within the last few months. ...Read more

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My TSH is 0.99 but the Dr said that I have a goiter. I have cold feet. Unexpected weight gain. Dry skin. Palpitations. Carpal tunnel. 29 yr old female?

My TSH is 0.99 but the Dr said that I have a goiter. I have cold feet. Unexpected weight gain. Dry skin. Palpitations. Carpal tunnel. 29 yr old female?

Non-specific: Tsh of 0.99 suggests normal thyroid function. I dont have your free thyroxine level to confirm this. Your symptoms are non-specific. Unfortunately, when patients have the classic symptoms of hypothyroidism they only actually have it 30% of the time. That speaks to the lack of specificity of the symptoms you are having. Again though a t4 level would be needed to rule out central hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Severe carpal tunnel while pregnant. 3 months postpartum with a lot of arthritic type pain in fingers and right wrist. Is this permanent?

Severe carpal tunnel while pregnant.  3 months postpartum with a lot of arthritic type pain in fingers and right wrist.  Is this permanent?

Cts : Most Carpal tunnel syndrome patients improve after delivery with rest, wearing a wrist brace and normalization of weight and water retention. If symptoms are still present then consider evaluation with physician to be certain you do not have another condition like arthritis / osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Bernstein
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Recently Gave Birth (Definition)

Postpartum is a term that means after the "separation of the mother and the baby", or after ...Read more