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Is there a way to check whether I have carpal tunnel without going to the doctor?

Is there a way to check whether I have carpal tunnel without going to the doctor?

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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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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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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When do I need to go the doctors with possible carpal tunnel syndrome?

When do I need to go the doctors with possible carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel: This is all dependent on how you feel. There are multiple treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome, an unpredictable neurologic condition. Night splints, activity modification and injections are all conservative options, though surgical intervention may eventually be needed. An emg/nerve conduction study can help determine the severity of your cts. ...Read more

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How many doctors will be in the operation room for a carpal tunnel surgery?

How many doctors will be in the operation room for a carpal tunnel surgery?

One or two or three: Usually surgery is performed by one surgeon without an assistant except in training programs where a resident or fellow may be present. Depending on the method of anesthesia a doctor to provide anesthesia may also be present as the surgery can be done with local anesthesia alone, with sedation administered by the surgeon or by an anesthesiologist or under general anesthesia by an anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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How should I tell my doctor that i want carpal tunnel release surgery?

How should I tell my doctor that i want carpal tunnel release surgery?

Surgery: If you have tried nonsurgical treatments and they have not worked you can discuss surgery with your physician. It is a reasonable option. ...Read more

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Is it possible for doctors to determine if hand pain is carpal tunnel or radiculopathy?

Is it possible for doctors to determine if hand pain is carpal tunnel or radiculopathy?

Yes: A clinical examination coupled with a nerve study called an emg/ncs can usually sort these. ...Read more