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Can carpel tunnel cause this?

Can carpel tunnel cause this?

Carpal syndrome: cause what?? http://patient.info/health/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-leaflet

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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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What are the signs or carpel tunnel?

What are the signs or carpel tunnel?

Pain: Usually one gets pain in the wrist; accompanied by nerve entrapment. Most of the time you can reproduce the pain with wrist flexion(bending your wrist forward). ...Read more

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What are the signs of carpel tunnel?

What are the signs of carpel tunnel?

Numbness : Numbness of the thumb, index, long and half of the ring finger. Often starts intermittently and most patients have symptoms at night. As it progresses you may feel weaker and drop things. ...Read more

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What can cause carpel tunnel syndrome?

What can cause carpel tunnel syndrome?

Many things: There are a number of factors that can either cause or significantly exacerbate carpal tunnel syndrome. This condition is caused by an increase in pressure within the carpal tunnel. the exact cause of this increase in pressure os usually not identified but many conditions such as repetitive activity, diabetes, hypothyroidism, etc can contribute to the symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have carpel tunnel?

How can I tell if I have carpel tunnel?

See below: Numbness, pain or dropping things are common complaints of people with cts. ...Read more

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Do power balls help with carpel tunnel?

Do power balls help with carpel tunnel?

Doubt it: I know that there are several types of power balls, but very few things have been shown to cause carpla tunnel. Repetitive forceful gripping and use of vibrating tools like grinders have been associated with the development ot carpal tunnel. Power balls have been actually advertised as a treatment for carpal tunnel. So at this point i don't think anyone knows for sure. ...Read more

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What is an ncd test have to do with carpel tunnel?

What is an ncd test have to do with carpel tunnel?

Measures nerve funct: Ncv measures the the function of the nerve in the same way that electrician check electrical current. An abnormal test of the median nerve at the wrist is part of the diagnosis of cts. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes carpel tunnel syndrome?

Can anyone tell me what causes carpel tunnel syndrome?

Lots of things: Cts is more common in people who do repetitive motions or who have underlying polyneuropathy for medical conditions like diabetes or thyroid disease. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate carpel tunnel syndrome pain??

What can I do to alleviate carpel tunnel syndrome pain??

Carpal tunnel is: Associated with altered sensation in the thumb, index, middle and part of the ring. It can affect the muscles of the thumb. Symptoms can be intermittent, occasional or severe and long standing. Testing such as a nerve study/emg is often used to aid diagnosis and gauge severity. Early Treatment can range from splinting to injections to NSAIDs . SPLINTING (not too tight) can help many early cases ...Read more