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What is a carpal tunnel syndrome?

What is a carpal tunnel syndrome?

Pinch nerve: it is a repetitive stress syndrome which causes the nerve inside the carpal tunnel called the median nerve to be compressed. Symptoms include numbness , tingling, pain that shoots up to the elbow and neck and worse at night ...Read more

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

When the medial nerve that travels through a small space in your wrist (called the carpal tunne) is injured, resulting in pain, numbness, and tingling in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side ...Read more


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What is carpal tunnel surgery like?

What is carpal tunnel surgery like?

CTR: A carpal tunnel release divides the transverse carpal ligament which forms the roof of the carpal tunnel. By dividing the TCL, the median nerve is decompressed and alleviates the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. It is performed on an outpatient basis. ...Read more

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What is involved with a carpal tunnel release?

What is involved with a carpal tunnel release?

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 more

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What is the remedy for carpal tunnel syndrome?

What is the remedy for carpal tunnel syndrome?

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 more

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What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Numbness: It s a syndrome of repetitive use of the hand which causes a pinch nerve in the hand causing numbness amd tingling in the thumb to ring finger with pain that wakes u up at night ...Read more

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What is rsd and carpal tunnel?

What is rsd and carpal tunnel?

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 more

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What is it like to have a carpal tunnel release surgery?

What is it like to have a carpal tunnel release surgery?

Relatively simple: Most patient experience significant improvement of numbness and tingling with elimination of pain. The surgery is short and takes only a few minutes and there is little to no pain postoperatively. Down time is approximately 1 week. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cubital tunnel syndrome?

What is the treatment for cubital tunnel syndrome?

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

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What is the tarsal tunnel syndrome?

What is the tarsal tunnel syndrome?

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 more

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Is tendonitis a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?

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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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What exactly is carpal tunnel syndrome?

What exactly is carpal tunnel syndrome?

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 more

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What is tendonitis versus carpal tunnel?

What is tendonitis versus carpal tunnel?

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 more

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What is radial tunnel syndrome?

What is radial tunnel syndrome?

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

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What is tarsal tunnel?

Dr. Adam Hebb Dr. Hebb
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What is tarsal tunnel?

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 more

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What is cubital tunnel syndrome and how is it treated?

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

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Is there a surgery to fix carpal tunnel syndrome?

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Is there a surgery to fix carpal tunnel syndrome?

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 more

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What is the best treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome?

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 more

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What is tarsal tunnel syndrome?

Dr. Adam Hebb Dr. Hebb
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What is tarsal tunnel syndrome?

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 more

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What kind of brace is best for carpal tunnel?

What kind of brace is best for carpal tunnel?

None: Braces are a temporary treatment for CTS, and tend to be not very effective in the long run. ...Read more

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