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What happens if carpal tunnel is left untreated?

What happens if carpal tunnel is left untreated?

Median Nerve damage: Then the median nerve gets damaged and even after releasing it with surgery the hand wil continue with symptoms. ...Read more

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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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My left wrist is larger than my right. Someone said it could be carpal tunnel. What do I do?

My left wrist is larger than my right. Someone said it could be carpal tunnel. What do I do?

Possibly: Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause hand and wrist pain with weakness and numbness to the thumb, index and ring fingers. This condition can also be associated with swelling and I have seen this in several patients. You can get an evaluation by a hand surgeon who can perform an exam and order some basic diagnostic test to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I hurt my left wrist over the summer. 1 dr believes it might be carpal tunnel, but my primary doesn't believe that's the case.What could b causing it?

I hurt my left wrist over the summer. 1 dr believes it might be carpal tunnel, but my primary doesn't believe that's the case.What could b causing it?

Occult fracture?: Wrist pain can be caused by a number of things including a missed or occult fracture, irritated tendons, nerve injury or irritation, arthritis, or bursitis. Many of these things can be treated symptomatically and resolve on their own, but some things like an occult or missed fracture may require additional evaluation and treatment. Referral to an orthopaedic surgeon or hand surgeon would help. ...Read more

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Help please! could carpal tunnel cause left arm restlessness?

Help please! could carpal tunnel cause left arm restlessness?

Possible.: Interestingly the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome can ascend the arm backwards up as high as the shoulder, so CTS could make the whole arm feel painful, tingly, numb, restless or weak. ...Read more

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Hi I have caparl tunnel- like symptoms in my left hand. Do these symptoms appear with other conditions, or is it almost assuredly carpal tunnel?

Hi I have caparl tunnel- like symptoms in my left hand. Do these symptoms appear with other conditions, or is it almost assuredly carpal tunnel?

Yes, likely CTS.: If your symptoms involve only the median nerve, it is likely carpal tunnel but testing with Nerve Conduction Studies or Electromyography would help differentiate among other conditions that affect the nerves that originate from your back or from your muscles themselves. Approximately 65% of patients have bilateral symptoms of Carpal Tunnel. ...Read more

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What can give you carpal tunnel on left hand/had since 10yrs old/right handed /don't type on computer much/ don't think right diagnosis/what else ?

What can give you carpal tunnel on left hand/had since 10yrs old/right handed /don't type on computer much/ don't think right diagnosis/what else ?

Many Things can : Cause it. For me, it was my watch. I'm right handed wore my watch on my left hand. Stopped wearing my watch...it went away. Sometimes it can be an internal problem not external where tissue scarred down or a vein is to large etc etc....and it puts pressure on a nerve. The diagnosis if made by Emg/NCV would be correct. ...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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Painful tingling sensation felt on my left leg and foot? Carpal tunnel?

Painful tingling sensation felt on my left leg and foot? Carpal tunnel?

Tarsal tunnel : There is condition in the foot and ankle that is called tarsal tunnel. It is in the inside of your ankle and foot and the pain can either shoot into your foot or up your leg. You should have someone take a look. ...Read more

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