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Are thin wrists, and long thin hands on a male a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome or something else?

Are thin wrists, and long thin hands on a male a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome or something else?

Not carpal tunnel: First off the description is of physical characteristics which is something distinct from symptoms. Symptoms of carpal tunnel would typically be related to entrapment of the median nerve i.E numbness, tingling and weakness of the hand. I'm not aware that this occurs to any greater degree in someone with long fingers though a thin wrist might certainly predispose to compression of the nerve. ...Read more

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Hand & wrist numbness - can joint pain be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Hand & wrist numbness - can joint pain be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Possibly: Hand numbness, more so than wristnumbness, can be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome. So can pain in the digits of the hand. Predominately the symptoms are felt in the first three digits of your hand. Electro diagnostic testing may help determine if you have carpal tunnel syndrome or something else. ...Read more

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What are hand symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

What are hand symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Numbness/tingling: Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) causes numbness, tingling and sometimes pain in the thumb, index, long and the radial half of the ring finger. As the median nerve compression persists, the muscles in the thumb can atrophy and the tips of the fingers can lose sensation. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for evaluation and oral/injectable steroids, splints, therapy and/or surgery. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and and having worst pain in the wrist joint . Is it a symptom of carpel tunnel syndrome ?

I have hypothyroidism and and having worst pain in the wrist joint . Is it a symptom of carpel tunnel syndrome ?

Could be: Many people with thyroid disorders do develope numbness and tingling in their hands, and sometimes feet. This usually occur at night or upon awakening in the morning. These symptoms often persist even when your thyroid level returns to normal. Hypothroidism can cause some generalized joint achiness, not specific to wrist. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms in my hand. Intense tingling or pain and loss of grip strength. Do i risk further or permanent damage if ignored?

Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms in my hand. Intense tingling or pain and loss of grip strength. Do i risk further or permanent damage if ignored?

Yes: Carpal tunnel syndrome represents compression of the median nerve at the wrist. With continued nerve compression, the changes can become permanent, even if surgery is undertaken at a later date. An electrodiagnostic study (emg/ncs study) can be helpful in determining whether surgery is the right answer for you. There is a risk of permanent and irreversible nerve damage with severe carpal tunnel. ...Read more

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What could explain 16 year old Have positive tinels sign at wrist , but no symptoms of carpal/cubital tunnel syndrome ?

What could explain 16 year old Have positive tinels sign at wrist , but no symptoms of carpal/cubital tunnel syndrome ?

Some have more sensi: -tive nervex, ,especially if thin & you tap the superficial nerves as median @ wrist, ulnar @ elbow, & superficial radial sensory in the distal radial forearm. I rode cycle all my life & on certain models, just the air rushing across my volar wrist gave me median nerve symptoms. Also you get a+ tinels when you hit your crazy bone (ulnar nerve). ...Read more

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Wrists hurting more lately. Can cubital tunnel syndrome be on both hands or just one? Does it ever go away?

Wrists hurting more lately. Can cubital tunnel syndrome be on both hands or just one? Does it ever go away?

Can be bilateral. : Cubital tunnel syndrome can be bilateral. It is due to nerve irritation in the area of the funny bone, on the inside of the elbow. Causes tingling in the small and ring fingers, & can lead to numbness, atrophy and weakness of the hand, and pain. Can start with b-vitamins, anti-inflammatories, stretching and bracing, but may need surgery. Many patients have carpal tunnel too. Get ortho eval. ...Read more

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I have bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome and every morning when I wake up and stretch my wrists and hands basically crackle. Is this from the CTS?

I have bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome and every morning when I wake up and stretch my wrists and hands basically crackle. Is this from the CTS?

Hard to say?: Think of it this way, whatever it is that is causing the 'crackle' may be the same thing causing the carpal tunnel. If clinically relevant, I do screen CTS patients for gout and rheumatoid arthritis but again, only if they tell me something in the history that makes me believe this is a possibility or likewise I see something on exam to suggest these. ...Read more

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Please let me know what is the condition of the wrist/hand that is on the opposite side of the carpal tunnel syndrome area?

Please let me know what is the condition of the wrist/hand that is on the opposite side of the carpal tunnel syndrome area?

See a Hand surgeon: The commonest conditions on the back of the wrist are the presence of a lump which is usually painless or pain in the wrist secondary to arthritis or degeneration and tenosynovitis. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Hello, I need surgery on both wrists because of severe Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. How long will it take after surgery before I can use my hand again?

Hello, I need surgery on both wrists because of severe Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. How long will it take after surgery before I can use my hand again?

Varies: If your carpal tunnel is severe I would bet you cannot use your hands now...... Recovery varies, but fine motor is pretty good right away progressing to full strength after a few weeks. ...Read more

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Could hand grippers cause carpal tunnel syndrome or provoke wrist injuries?

Could hand grippers cause carpal tunnel syndrome or provoke wrist injuries?

Overuse: Hand grippers will flair up or cause over use syndromes of the wrist such as flexor tendonitis and possible carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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I get numb along the side of my hand from the pinky to the wrist...it can extend to the ring/middle finger...Is this Carpal tunnel syndrome?

I get numb along the side of my hand from the pinky to the wrist...it can extend to the ring/middle finger...Is this Carpal tunnel syndrome?

No: The distribution of numbness is not consistent with carpal tunnel. It is more consistent with an ulnar nerve entrapment. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Will the use of a hand gripper lead to carpal tunnel syndrome?

Will the use of a hand gripper lead to carpal tunnel syndrome?

I'm assuming: You're talking about the hand gripper that you find sporting good stores. I don't think this single thing leads to carpal tunnel I do think that if you have carpet tunnel mouth case and you do too much of anything that's repetitive you can make the carpal thompson feel worse of times in addition carpal tunnels often progressive problem so sometimes it's just seems that the activity makes it worse but it just gets worse anyway if you don't have carpal tall symptom symptoms now that i wouldn't worry about using a hand gripper. ...Read more

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Can all hand activities lead to something as severe as carpal tunnel syndrome?

Can all hand activities lead to something as severe as carpal tunnel syndrome?

Not necessarily: Although some activities, work related or daily routine, can aggravate or exacerbate carpal tunnel syndrome, not all activities can cause the condition. ...Read more

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What areas of the hand (and arm) does carpal tunnel syndrome affect?

What areas of the hand (and arm) does carpal tunnel syndrome affect?

Numbness: The hallmark of carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness in the the hand. The numbness will be in the thumb, index, middle and one half of the ring finger. The pinky will be spared. ...Read more

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I just was diagnosed with cubital tunnel syndrome in my dominant arm. My hand strength was 40 lbs. How concerned should I be?

No major issue: Cubital tunnel merely means the ulnar nerve is being trapped at the elbow, and there are both conservative and surgical approaches that work well. So, this is readily reversible. Your hypothyroidism may/may not have made you a bit susceptible. In your case, at your age, with good medical care, would anticipate virtually complete reversal of symptoms. ...Read more

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When there is hand tingling, how do you know if it is caused by carpal tunnel syndrome?

When there is hand tingling, how do you know if it is caused by carpal tunnel syndrome?

Location: Carpal tunnel syndrome will have tingling in the hand in the palm surface of the thumb, index, middle and 1/2 of the ring finger. It is usually not associated with pain above the elbow, but it can. Neck pain and weakness are usually signs of a pinched nerve in the neck and not carpal tunnel syndrome. A good pm&r doc or orthopedic surgeon can tell the difference easily with an examination. ...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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When my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome act up should I have the affected hand rest completely or should I try to do some exercises with that hand?

When my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome act up should I have the affected hand rest completely or should I try to do some exercises with that hand?

Some advice: We usually find that repetitive flexion and extension activities at the wrist promote carpal tunnel syndrome, and one approach to help, involves usage of a wrist extension brace, which keeps the wrist in a constant position. Exercise really is of little benefit if you have advanced carpal tunnel and injection or surgical decompression is highly successful. ...Read more

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