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Red And White Spots On Palms Of Hands Carpal Tunnel
How bad is my carpal tunnel if when my hand goes to sleep I get an itchy spot on my palm right below my first and middle fingers & hurts in my elbow?
If weakness = bad: Carpal tunnel syndrome can display a number of different symptoms including the ones you have described. It is "bad" in a prognostic sense if the symptoms include weakness of the muscles to the fingers and thumb of the affected hand. The more and longer you have weakness of the hand the less likely surgery is able to relieve the weakness. Pain is pain if frequent and worsening you do the math ;). Read more
Long time neck pain and hand numbness from carpal tunnel and neck issues I've noticed recently 2 spots on R arm that I can't not feel when touched?
Complex problem: Spinal stenosis/cerv'l disc degen. Freq. Cause neck pain, but not always. Same w/hand numbness:could be carpal tunnel or from neck, both or neither. PT is often too generic to help. Shoulder surg could play a part in causing hand/arm nerve problems. Strongly rec. Osteopathic eval as specific diagnosis via hands-on exam & gentle manip. May help. Consider neuroprolotherapy for CTS or brachial neuropathies Read more
Probably no STD: Syphilis can cause a skin rash that involves the palms and soles, but unlikely to cause burning; and syphilis is rare in women in your part of the country. Probably this is something other than syphilis or any other STD. But STDs wouldn't be on your mind if you weren't at risk, so get tested. Play it safe and see a doctor for diagnosis and possible treatment. Good luck! Read more
Is pain in the palm of my hand and my pinky normal after carpal tunnel surgery about 3 weeks post op?
Could be: The pinky finger, not so much, but the palm, especially the middle of the palm, yes. In fact, different sensations could occur. There could be an aching or tightness, or a feeling of pins and needles or an electrical feeling there. What does it feel like? It may be that it improves over time. The nerves will continue to heal now that they are not being compressed. Read more
Is it normal for black and blue on the palm of your hand and wrist post carpal tunnel surgery. It's been 5 days.?
Sharp pain in Palm of hand by thumb when I touch it. I have carpal tunnel could the pain be caused be carpal tunnel?
Palm of hand pain: Could be from carpal tunnel or could have a small ganglion cyst in palm (may feel small bump or would see on ultrasound). if it is on the thenar eminence (thumb side prominence-as you mention) could be dequervains which is another tendonits but the one that goes to the thumb-treated by splinting motrin products and at times injection to tendon sheath follow up with doc/urgent care Read more
Could a piece of steel wool from a Brillo pad have gotten in my hand? Palm of hand by thumb is a tad swollen but no blood or splinter. Or carpal tunnel?
Neck/back injury 9 mos ago; 4 mos ago waking with numbness in hands r > l; now burning palms;md says carpal tunnel; can symptoms be from neck injury?
I have pain in hands esp. Right hand - in thumb & middle finger. My thumb used to bend towards palm area of hand even when I am not working. Pain in elbow & in upper part of spine. Starting of my pain is from carpal tunnel area & now pain reaches to bicep
Numbness at night: The most common initial symptom of carpal tunnel is numbness and tingling in the thumb and first two fingers that is worse at night, often awakening you from sleep. Especially if your symptoms have progressed to the point where the hand is weak, a neurologist can help determine if the cause is carpal tunnel or some other nerve disorder. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tricky question: You should be able to contact either the surgery center or hospital where the surgery is scheduled for an accurate estimate of costs. But your costs may vary significantly depending on your insurance coverage, deductible etc. If you are paying cash, the formula should be straight forward. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are a few:: 1: wrist brace to keep the wrist from being flexed/extended. Initially used at night time. 2: steroid shots might be helpful, if the brace doesn't fully control symptoms, or in pregnancy, if severe. 3: when nothing helps ; the symptoms are severe enough to interfere in daily activities, then surgery is necessary to release the trapped nerve. See your orthopod for it. Good luck. Read more
Unlikely: While many get carpal tunnel everyone who writes or uses their hands doesn't. You never even said when you were in college. Is it now? Carpal tunnel is fairly unusual in college age students. College age students have written for hundreds of years as well. Finally if you ar college age and have cts, have your thyroid and other endocrine systems checked. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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This depends on the: Severity of the condition along with how long the symptoms have been occuring already in addition to any underlying issues like diabetes which could also affect the prognosis. An ENG/NCV or nerve study may help but best to ask your surgeon based on your history and clinical examination. Read more
A couple of weeks: It takes about 2 weeks for the wound to heal. Once it does, the soreness should be minimal. It's not uncommon to have some palm and wrist pain after surgery. Most work activities will be tolerable by 3 weeks. Heavy lifting or other activities may take up to 6 weeks to perform. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dr., I had diagnosed carpal tunnel syndrome at my left hand, what is the worst can be with this? If I only use splint.
I have a dull pain on the top of my hand. I have had carpal tunnel surgery 2 years ago bu this pain is different and quite painful?
Sharp pain in top of right hand I have carpal tunnel in both hands but I'm right handed and I'm a cashier constantly using both hands?
Interventions: Cumulative trauma to your hands will cause progressive symptoms and some simple measures may help. Wearing wrist splints that fit nightly can help reduce compression. Vitamin B-6 100 mg twice daily, and an anti-inflammatory will help. Recommend EMG testing, and if severe findings, a simple outpt decompression will literally reverse the symptoms. Read more
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