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Doctor insights on: Osteoarthritis And Carpal Tunnel

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

This common degenerative condition impacts the joints, where normal wear and tear on them gets to a point where they can no longer keep up with the pace of generating fresh cartilage. As a result, the joint space thins, the bone becomes exposed and painful, and bone spurs ...Read more


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Could i claim disability benefits for having arthritis, bursitis, trapped nerves, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, IBS and carpal tunnel syndrome?

Could i claim disability benefits for having arthritis,  bursitis, trapped nerves, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, IBS and carpal tunnel syndrome?

You could: Depending upon your state, you may be required to under go a functional examination by an internist as part of your evaluation. ...Read more

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Pre op emg showed carpal tunnel but was done over a year ago I have had problems with neck and shoulder before and have osteoarthritis?

Pre op emg showed carpal tunnel but was done over a year ago I have had problems with neck and shoulder before and have osteoarthritis?

Testing needed: Not sure what your question is but it would be advisable to have a repeat nerve study and possibly an MRI of your cervical spine if the neck pain has persisted. ...Read more

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I was diagnoised with left elbow tendonitis with degenerative joint disease. Can this cause carpal tunnel in my wrist?

I was diagnoised with left elbow tendonitis with degenerative joint disease.  Can this cause carpal tunnel in my wrist?

It depends.: It depends on whether your elbow tendonitis is related to you degenerative joint disease, or to tendonitis at the wrist or hand. The muscles and tendons used by the wrist and hand begin at the elbow attachments sites. If the inflammation extends into the wrists, especially along the palmar aspect, then you may have symptoms of tendonitis at the radial elbow and carpal tunnel as well. ...Read more

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How to relieve carpal tunnel

How to relieve carpal tunnel

Bracing and surgery: Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) is first treated by wrist bracing into a "neutral" (extended) position. If this does not help the symptoms, then a small surgery at the wrist can be used to improve 85% of the patient's symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do for carpal tunnel at 49?

What to do for carpal tunnel at 49?

Carpal Tunnel: Evaluation and treatment which can be conservative with splinting and opponens muscle stretching after making sure it is not related to thyroid or diabetes issues. If continues may consider electrodiagnostic studies to evaluated severity of electical changes of the nerve. Other treatments may include injections and surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have carpal tunnel at 25?

Is it possible to have carpal tunnel at 25?

Yes: Carpal tunnel symptoms have no respect for age. If your symptoms persist, then please see a Doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Could raymaunds phenominaon cause carpal tunnel?

Could raymaunds phenominaon cause carpal tunnel?

Reynaud's?: I assume you been reynaud's phenomenon, and it can not cause carpal tunnel syndrome. It may give rise to some similar symptoms causing tingling, numbness and pain based on vascular compromise. ...Read more

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What are some ways to ease the pain of carpal tunnel?

What are some ways to ease the pain of carpal tunnel?

Night splints: Night splints can be helpful to ease the symptoms of cts especially those that occur at night. ...Read more

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What are some signs indicating that I have carpal tunnel?

What are some signs indicating that I have carpal tunnel?

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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What are ways to prevent carpal tunnel?

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Ergonomics: Keeping excellent ergonomics during repetitive movements such as typing may help. ...Read more

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How many kinds of carpal tunnel surgeries are there?

How many kinds of carpal tunnel surgeries are there?

Two main ones: There are two main kinds of surgery for cts. Both involve cutting the carpal ligament. The first is the traditional open procedure. The second uses a scope. The scope procedure has less time away from doing activities including work but it has a higher risk of problems. ...Read more

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Carpal tunnel surgery painful?

Carpal tunnel surgery painful?

Carpal Tunnel Surger: For most people this is not painful but recovery will vary according to work status (self employed versus workmen's compensation.). ...Read more

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What is rsd and carpal tunnel?

What is rsd and carpal tunnel?

Reflex Sympathetic: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (rsd) is characterized by a group of symptoms including pain (often "burning" type), tenderness, and swelling of an extremity associated with varying degrees of sweating, warmth and/or coolness, flushing, discoloration, and shiny skin. Carpel tunnelcarpal tunnel syndrome is an entrapment median neuropathy, causing paresthesia, pain, numbness and weakness of the hand. ...Read more

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Can carpal tunnel be prevented?

Can carpal tunnel be prevented?

Sometimes.: There are many conditions associated to cts that cannot be preventable, such as diabetes, hypothyroidism, arthritis, amyloidosis. The only preventive thing we can do is to prevent using the wrist and hand too much (overuse) which is associated to certain occupations or professions or even hobbies. ...Read more

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How to get rid of carpal tunnel?

How to get rid of carpal tunnel?

Several options: IF the carpal tunnel syndrome is mild or detected early then options such as splints, NSAIDS or steroids may be helpful. If the syndrome is severe or of long duration then surgery provides excellent relief and will minimize the risk of permanent nerve damage which can occur with delayed treatment. some options such as endoscopic release can reduce the recovery time. ...Read more

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What is carpal tunnel surgery like?

What is carpal tunnel surgery like?

CTR: A carpal tunnel release divides the transverse carpal ligament which forms the roof of the carpal tunnel. By dividing the TCL, the median nerve is decompressed and alleviates the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. It is performed on an outpatient basis. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of carpal tunnel?

How can I get rid of carpal tunnel?

Use a wrist brace : Most of the time during daytime. Sleep with it all the time, use ergonomically correct computer desk/keyboard etc.. If the symptoms are getting worse, see your orthopod to get appropriately investigated, as there are few uncommon disease-- processes that need to be diagnosed ; treated, correctly. ...Read more

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Can carpal tunnel effect the wrist ?

Opposite: The carpal tunnel is compression of the median nerve at the wrist. A wrist problem as arthritis, or fractures can cause carpal tunnel syndrome in someone young as you. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

When the medial nerve that travels through a small space in your wrist (called the carpal tunne) is injured, resulting in pain, numbness, and tingling in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side ...Read more