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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?

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

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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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?

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

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What std causes red and white spots on palms and burning sensation on palms of hands?

What std causes red and white spots on palms and burning sensation on palms of hands?

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

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Is pain in the palm of my hand and my pinky normal after carpal tunnel surgery about 3 weeks post op?

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

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Sharp pain in Palm of hand by thumb when I touch it. I have carpal tunnel could the pain be caused be carpal tunnel?

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

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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?

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?

Foreign body: The simple answer is yes. Steel wool can easily splinter and get a piece into your skin. If ghat happens you can experience symptoms like you describe. If just sore just watch, if redness and more soreness develops you may need an antibiotic at ghat time. Happy cleaning! Read more

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Weakness in one hand? How can you tell if carpal tunnel or not?

Weakness in one hand? How can you tell if carpal tunnel or not?

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 more

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Need to know something about cost for a wrist/hand surgery for carpal tunnel?

Need to know something about cost for a wrist/hand surgery for carpal tunnel?

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 more

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Can you tell me about the remedy for hand numbness due to carpal tunnel syndrome?

Can you tell me about the remedy for hand numbness due to carpal tunnel syndrome?

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

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Could I get carpal tunnel from having to had to hand write so many papers for college?

Could I get carpal tunnel from having to had to hand write so many papers for college?

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 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

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If I go 3 yr to fix carpal tunnel will my numbness and hand tightness become more permanent?

If I go 3 yr to fix carpal tunnel will my numbness and hand tightness become more permanent?

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

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1 inch incision on hand for carpal tunnel surgery surgery how long before pain free I'm a c n a?

1 inch incision on hand for carpal tunnel surgery surgery how long before pain free I'm a c n a?

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 more

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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?

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

Dr. Matthew Woods
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