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What are the common symptoms of carpitunal arthritis and tendinitis?

What are the common symptoms of carpitunal arthritis and tendinitis?

Finger tingling: I will comment on the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, or cts. Cts is when the median nerve becomes "pinched" within the carpal tunnel, which is in the wrist. Patients can get tingling, numbness and/or pain on the palm side of the hand, specifically in the thumb, index and middle fingers. When conservative treatment fails, surgery is recommended to fix the entrapment. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of carpitunal arthritis and tendinitis?

What are the symptoms of carpitunal arthritis and tendinitis?

Numbness: The symptoms of carpal tunnel are those related to compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is the passageway in the wrist to the hands, which the median nerve iruns through. Symptoms can include numbness in the palmer aspect of the thumb, pointer, middle, and half the ring finger. Additional symptoms can include pins and needles, and pain. ...Read more

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What are the differences between tendonitis, arthritis, and carpal tunnel?

What are the differences between tendonitis, arthritis, and carpal tunnel?

There are many.: Tendonitis is inflamation of the tendons. It may frequently caused by wear and tear and gradual degeneration or it may be sudden. Arthritis is wear and inflamation within a joint. Carpal tunnel syndrome is pressure on the median nerve at the wrist. It causes pins and needles feelings in the fingers as well as achy pain and wakening from sleep with the hand asleep. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of carpal tunnel symptom or tendinitis?

What are typical symptoms of carpal tunnel symptom or tendinitis?

Tingling, pan: Carpal tunnel syndrome is due to pressure on the nerve at the wrist. It causes tingling and/or numbness in the index and middle fingers, sometimes weakness of grip. Tendonitis at the wrist mainly causes pain. ...Read more

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Can tendinitis surgery cause carpal tunnel in my left wrist. I just got carpal tunnel surgery on my right? I'm feeling the same symptoms of it on left

Can tendinitis surgery cause carpal tunnel in my left wrist. I just got carpal tunnel surgery on my right? I'm feeling the same symptoms of it on left

Prob Just Bilateral: Often carpal tunnel syndrome is bilateral, so it isn't that surgery on one side causes or leads to the same problem on the opposite side. I assume electrical studies were done and should confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have wrist pain that sometimes spreads to my hands. Could this be carpal tunnel or tendinitis?

I have wrist pain that sometimes spreads to my hands. Could this be carpal tunnel or tendinitis?

It can be Either: The pain in wrist radiating to hands can be due to tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome
wrist and hands have more tendons than any other part of the body, it can cause pain, swelling and painfull movements at wrist
carpal tunnel can cuasr pain in wrist and hand and numbness and tingling in first three fingers and pain will spread to hand and wrist. ...Read more

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How could you the difference between nerve damage, tendinitis, and carpal tunnel?

How could you the difference between nerve damage, tendinitis, and carpal tunnel?

NCS: Both carpal tunnel syndrome and other forms of nerve compression or damage can be detected by doing a nerve conduction study (ncs). Tendinitis is often diagnosed by history and physical examination alone. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of arthritis vs carpal tunnel?

What are the symptoms of arthritis vs carpal tunnel?

Wrist arthritis: Arthritis of the wrist can cause carpal tunnel---but carpal tunnel syndrome the median nerve is trapped, causing numbness and tingling in the lateral 3 fingers. ...Read more

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Wrist pain -- arthritis more common or carpal tunnel more common in the average 35y male?

Wrist pain -- arthritis more common or carpal tunnel more common in the average 35y male?

Niether: Although not impossible, both carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis are uncommon in men your age. Carpal tunnel syndrome mainly affects the sensation in the thumb, index, long and ring fingers, causing numbness and pain. Rarely does it affect the wrist. Arthritis can cause wrist pain, but typically affects older people. Most likely you have a sprain or tendinitis. See an orthopaedic hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Carpal tunnel syndrome more common in patient with psoriasis arthritis? Does it have any impact on treatment for cts if you have psa?

Carpal tunnel syndrome more common in patient with psoriasis arthritis? Does it have any impact on treatment for cts if you have psa?

Yes: If the wrist has arthritis or the skin near the wrist is inflamed you would expect carpal tunnel syndrome much more commonly than normal. The medical treatment involves controlling the psoriatic arthritis systemically, injecting the wrist with a corticosteroid if necessary, and splitting the wrist. Surgery would be a last resort but only if medical treatment fails.. ...Read more

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Is tendonitis a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Is tendonitis a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Not exactly: Symptoms may overlap but they are different. Tendinitis is inflammation of a tendon, most commonly in shoulders, heels, elbows, and wrists. Symptoms include pain with movement, swelling, and tenderness. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when a nerve in the wrist is compressed, and can cause pain radiating to the hand or shoulder, tingling, numbness, and weakness of the hand. ...Read more

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Is tendonitis a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome? Can this be treated?

Is tendonitis a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome? Can this be treated?

Maybe and yes: Carpal tunnel syndrome is thought to be caused by the tendons and nerves traveling through the wrist becoming inflamed, putting pressure on the median nerve, causing tingling and numbness in the fingers. This is treated by "releasing" the tendonous band through which this nerve travels. An orthopedist will do this with surgery. A skilled osteopathic can do this with osteopathic manipulation. ...Read more

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How do I know if it is tendinitis, arthritis, or other in the shoulder?

How do I know if it is tendinitis, arthritis, or other in the shoulder?

Sx are similar!: You need a clinicians expertise to differentiate arthritis, tendinitis, and bursitis of the shoulder. If they co-exist, inflammation is likely. If you are young, arthritis of the shoulder would be inflammatory, most likely. If all three exist, arthritis most likely. However, all three can be degenerative, caused by injury, overuse, spurs (impingement syndrome, etc. An exam and x-rays, and a few labs! ...Read more

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Hand hurts when putting pressure on it. No swelling. It hurts sometimes when using it. Court be arthritis, tendinitis. No prior injuries or swelling.

Hand hurts when putting pressure on it. No swelling. It hurts sometimes when using it. Court be arthritis, tendinitis. No prior injuries or swelling.

Hand pain: Hands are difficult to diagnose and treat. History is the most important item to making a accurate diagnosis. Without a lot more information a differential diagnosis cannot be attempted. Please provide some more information. Doctors ask for the pains character location intensity alleviating factors worsening factors, prior treatment response ...Read more

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Soreness in lower left back 4 about 2 weeks. Almost 50 year old female, peri-menopausal, arthritis, tendinitis, obesity, type 2 diabetes, neuropathy?

Soreness in lower left back 4 about 2 weeks. Almost 50 year old female, peri-menopausal, arthritis, tendinitis, obesity, type 2 diabetes, neuropathy?

Muscle sprain: Given your other details, in particular being overweight and in your fifties, my strongest hunch is that you have a strained lumbar muscle. See a physical therapist before worrying further. This could also be arthritis of facet joint, the small joints supporting your vertebrae. ...Read more

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Every morning left hand is sore and stiff with no swelling. I hold phone in left hand could bending fingers constantly cause tendinitis or arthritis?

Every morning left hand is sore and stiff with no swelling. I hold phone in left hand could bending fingers constantly cause tendinitis or arthritis?

Yes overuse: Yes today there is a lot of overuse of the hands with cell phone use. Try taking a break. If your job relies on use of the hand to hold the phone seek out alternatives like a handfree headset. See your doctor if pain persists ...Read more

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Ddd scoliosis arthritis stenosis all in the neck and back tilted knee cap in r knee tendinitis& arth in arms and knees. Plus more. I'm only 36 how?

Ddd scoliosis arthritis stenosis all in the neck and back tilted knee cap in r knee tendinitis& arth in arms and knees. Plus more. I'm only 36 how?

No cure: Essentially you have severe osteo arthritis affecting whole spine as well multiple other joints that you have listed. See a rheumatologist. If pain is a major issue then pain management specialist could be very helpful. ...Read more

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Is it possible for carpal tunnel syndrome to mimic arthritis?

Is it possible for carpal tunnel syndrome to mimic arthritis?

Very different: These typically have differeing symptoms. Carpal tunnel tends to cause numbness of the fingers whereas arthritis centers around joints. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome?

How can you tell the difference between arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome?

Night time pain?: Many carpal tunnel patients have pain and night and have to "shake out their hand". This is not typically seen in arthritis. Cts patients may have numbness in thumb, ring finger and middle finger. Finally, by wearing a wrist splint at night, cts patients could get improvements. A simple nerve stimulation examination test (nerve conduction study) at the neurologist can prove the cts diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could this be arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome if I only have pain when typing?

Could this be arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome if I only have pain when typing?

Could be either: Carpal tunnel can be associated with aching pain in the wrist and fingers and/or numbness and tingling usually in the thumb, index and middle finger. The symptoms usually are more noticeable when the wrist is either cocked up, say when driving or bent under when our hand and wrist are under a pillow while sleeping. Nerve conduction tests are very reliable in making this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could this wrist pain be arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome?

Could this wrist pain be arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome?

Possibly: It could be either one of these but it may be other problems that your doc could help resolve. Remember pain in your body's way of telling you there is a problem. Don't ignore it if it persists ...Read more

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Is it possible to get arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome from excessive masturbation?

Is it possible to get arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome from excessive masturbation?

No: Arthritis no. Carpal tunnel syndrome highly unlikely. If you feel your need to masturbate is excessive, see a therapist. You may have developed a habit that makes you feel trapped instead of good. ...Read more

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I might not have osteoarthritis but I do have arthritis and carpal tunnel any info between those 2 to handle it myself with no meds but creams etc.

I might not have osteoarthritis but I do have arthritis and carpal tunnel any info between those 2 to handle it myself with no meds but creams etc.

Carpal tunnel: Diclofenac cream is an anti inflammatory that can be prescribed by your doctor.
Try to preform stretching exercise of the wrist s where you move them in extension to stretch the flexor tendons that are usually contracted when we type or grip.
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Could this be hand. Wrist arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome?

Could this be hand. Wrist arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome?

The two can co-exist: Uncertain what your symptoms are. People with arthritis can also have carpal tunnel, but not everybody with hand wrist arthritis ge carpal tunnel. The reverse is also true i.e. Not everyone with carpal tunnel also has arthritis. Depending on your symptoms and examination we can usually differentiate. Do you have numbness in the first 3 1/2 fingers - that suggests carpal tunnel. ...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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My fingers, knuckles and tendons start aching a lot when I type for a few hours. Could this be carpal tunnel or arthritis? What can I do to avoid it?

Hand pain: Sounds more like tendonitis, rather than carpal tumel syndrome. Try stretching, intermittent breaks from typing, mouse pad, resting palmar pad, adjustable seat height. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more