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What Is A Carpal Tunnel
Release the ligament: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition where there is increased pressure within the carpal tunnel and it compresses the median nerve. The surgical treatment involves cutting the transverse carpal ligament. This decreases the pressure within the tunnel and allows a return of function to the nerve, the surgery can be performed using an open or minimally invasive technique ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Splinting or surgery: Splinting at night has been shown to be effective, short term, in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. Therapy has never been demonstrated to be of any benefit. Steroid injection has been shown to have time limited benefits. For persistent symptoms and for any loss of muscle, surgery is indicated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Reflex Sympathetic: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (rsd) is characterized by a group of symptoms including pain (often "burning" type), tenderness, and swelling of an extremity associated with varying degrees of sweating, warmth and/or coolness, flushing, discoloration, and shiny skin. Carpel tunnelcarpal tunnel syndrome is an entrapment median neuropathy, causing paresthesia, pain, numbness and weakness of the hand. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Early on cubital tunnel syndrome can be treated with activity modifications (avoid excessive elbow flexion and external compression on the medial elbow). Nerve gliding exercises can help in some mild cases as can oral steroids. Ultimately, only surgery can decompress or take the pressure off the nerve. ...Read more
See below: The tarsal tunnel syndrome is a fairly unusual condition in which the tibial nerve which runs along the inside of the ankle becomes compressed by the connective tissue that holds it in place. The symptoms are aching pain and numbness usually in the sole of the foot. Sometimes surgery is needed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Numbness: The carpal tunnel is a space in the wrist through which the median nerve passes. Carpal tunnel syndrome is pressure on that nerve causing numbness in the thumb, index, and long fingers. Symptoms often include tingling and pain in the fingers, wrist and arm. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Nerve vs. tendon: Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendons. Tendons connect muscles to bones in order to produce movement. Overuse or strain can lead to tendonitis. Carpal tunnel syndrome is compression of the median nerve in the wrist leading to numbness and tingling in the fingers. Sometimes, people experience both tendonits and carpal tunnel syndrome at the same time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nerve entrapment: Entrapment of the radial nerve and in particular the posterior interosseous nerve branch that gives rise to pain in the proximal forearm, weakness of extension of the wrist and fingers, and numbness to the radial dorsum of the hand. Most commonly compressed at leading margin of supinator of the forearm. ...Read more
Tarsal tnnl syndrome: This is entrapment of the tibial nerve in the tarsal tunnel on the inside of the ankle. This nerve entrapment causes pain and sensory loss in the heel and sole of the foot. There is also weakness of the small muscles that control toe movement. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Funny bone: Your ulnar nerve travels through a little tunnel on the inside of your elbow. Any swelling, inflammation, etc of this tunnel can lead to cubital tunnel. Keep your elbows protected, due not rest them onto hard surfaces, and sometimes occupational therapy is helpful. If all else fails, or you notes severe muscle atrophy/weakness of the hand, you may require a surgery to decompress the nerve. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, there is surgery that can be done called carpal tunnel release surgery. However, it is usually reserved until after more conservative measures have failed. If you are interested in surgery, you would need to see an orthopedic surgeon to discuss the details. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Splinting: This depends on how severe it is. If there is excessive pain and findings suggesting severe nerve involvement on emg, you may need surgery. Otherwise routine treatment consist of wearing a hand splint during the day (night if you can tolerate) and anti inflammatory meds. A carpal tunnel steroid injection may help as well. See a physiatrist. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Entrapment tibial n.: This is entrapment of the tibial nerve in the tarsal tunnel on the inside of the ankle. This nerve entrapment causes pain and sensory loss in the heel and sole of the foot. There is also weakness of the small muscles that control toe movement. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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