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Is It Possible For A Seventeen Year Old To Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
I don't have carpal tunnel syndrome, but i seem to have all the symptoms. What are some conditions that replicate carpal tunnel symptoms?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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