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Is it possible for a seventeen year old to have carpal tunnel syndrome?

Is it possible for a seventeen year old to have carpal tunnel syndrome?

Rare: Yes, but that is very rare. I have seen a case of an abnormal tendon wrapped around the nerve. Masses can also cause carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Is it possible to have carpal tunnel syndrome from carrying a baby?

Yes: Women often get carpal tunnel syndrome(cts) during the peri-natal period, likely due to increased fluid within the carpal tunnel. This compresses the median nerve. This improves once your fluids normalize. Oral and/or injectable steroids, neutral wrist splint and therapy can be helpful. If not, an open or endoscopic carpal tunnel release(ctr) will eliminate your symptoms permantely. ...Read more

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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 and I am losing sleep due to the pain. Advice please?

See ORS: If your cts is interfering w/ your sleep see your ors for cock- up wrist splint and nsaids meds. If this isn't working then consider having your carpal tunnel released. If your pain is severe enough to require narcotic pain meds than consider having the surgery as well.Best of luck! ...Read more

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How to know if we have carpal tunnel syndrome? Is there any test we can run on our own?

How to know if we have carpal tunnel syndrome? Is there any test we can run on our own?

See below: The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome vary but usually involve aching in the wrist and numbness and tingling in the thumb, index and middle finger and sometimes half of the ring finger. Usually symptoms are worse with driving and at night and people find relief when they shake their hands. Can progress to weakness and dropping objects. Can cause pain all the way to the shoulder at times. ...Read more

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What to do if I have carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) I am loosing sleep due to the pain help?

What to do if I have carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) I am loosing sleep due to the pain help?

See doctor!: If it's that bad you need to have testing done to assess damage to the nerve. There are medications as well as surgical options to fix CTS. ...Read more

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Please help me! is it possible to have carpal tunnel syndrome from carrying a baby for months now?

Please help me! is it possible to have carpal tunnel syndrome from carrying a baby for months now?

Carpal tunnel: The median nerve that runs through the carpal tunnel suffers when subjected to abnormal pressures. One source of pressure can be swelling of tissues, including tendon linings in the carpal tunnel, during pregnancy. Good news: after delivery, symptoms typically resolve. The third trimester is the worst, and ordinarily a safer time to inject the wrist if needed to provide short term relief. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) I am loosing sleep due to the pain help?

What do you suggest if I have carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) I am loosing sleep due to the pain help?

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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How to tell if I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

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 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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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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I may have carpal tunnel syndrome. What should I do?

I may have carpal tunnel syndrome. What should I do?

Relieve pressure: The primary intervention for cts is to relieve pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. Since we tend to flex our wrists when we sleep, wearing a neutral position wrist splint at night can often make a big difference, especially in conjunction with antiinflammatoriess. If this fails, nerve block and release surgery are possible options. ...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 determine when you have carpal tunnel syndrome?

Numbness and or pain: The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include numbness to the thumb, index and middle finger. Patients can also have pain in the wrist and these symptoms can radiate up the arm. A proper history and exam along with diagnostic tests such as a nerve study or ultrasound can confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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

PM&R or Neurologist: See a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist or neurologist first for diagnosis and non-surgical treatment. See an orthopedic hand surgeon, if conservative treatment fails. ...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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