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What Is Carpal Tunnel
Several treatments: There are several treatment options other than surgery that can help. Only Splinting, steroids (both oral and injected) and anti inflammatories have demonstrated any consistent relief but it is often only temporary and not very effective beyond 2 months. This is usually effective for early and mild carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more
The numbness, pain and weakness are bothering me alot. Am on proper medication and what post carpal tunnel exercises would you suggest?
Fix It Yourself: If you are interested in a home treatment program which can reduce and possibly relieve these symptoms, and you are willing to be an active participant in your treatment, then please contact me for a Professional Consultation and I will show you how to treat these symptoms using natural healing and reflexes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nerve compression: Carpal tunnel syndrome is median nerve compression in the carpal tunnel at the base of the palm. Increased pressure in the confined space of the carpal tunnel causes compression of the nerve resulting in numbness of the thumb, index, long, and half the ring finger.Common causes are underlying tendonitis, overuse and repetitive use, pregnancy, and diabetes or hypothyroidism are predisposing factors. ...Read moreSee 3 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
Night time splinting: Wrist splinting at night is most helpful, especially since most with cts complain of their pain at night. High dose vitamin b6 has always been suggested. For data entry/typing work, make sure elbows are elevated to the level of the hands and supported to take tension off forearms and to allow the wrist to be flat and not cocked up. If this does not help, seek a surgical consultation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unusual: Besides what was mentioned, make sure that 1. It really is carpal tunnel 2, there are no other illness such as inflammatory disorders, rheumatoid, lyme etc 3, there are no endocrine or metabolic issues such as thyroid disease or diabetes etc 4. Some inborn problems with nerves and fat deposition talk to your pediatrician and then see an hand surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fix it yourself: If you are interested in an at home treatment for carpal tunnel which can reduce and possibly eliminate your symptoms, and you are willing to be an active participant in your health, then please contact me for a Professional Consultation, and I will put you on a treatment program using natural healing and reflexes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carpal tunnel is : Associated with altered sensation in the thumb, index, middle and part of the ring. It can affect the muscles of the thumb. Symtpoms can be intermittent, occasional or severe and long standing. Testing such as a nerve study/emg is often used to aid diagnosis and gauge severity. Treatment can range from splinting to injectons and even surgery.A very common disorder; many function well despite it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Carpal Tunnel: Evaluation and treatment which can be conservative with splinting and opponens muscle stretching after making sure it is not related to thyroid or diabetes issues. If continues may consider electrodiagnostic studies to evaluated severity of electical changes of the nerve. Other treatments may include injections and surgery. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
See your physician: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a diagnosis that your physician can usually make following an examination. There are many other diseases that can present with similar symptoms, or contribute to the nerve compression, so an accurate diagnosis is important. Many patients respond very well to activity modification, splinting, vitamin b6, and a local steroid injection. ...Read more
Carpal tunnel is: Associated with altered sensation in the thumb, index, middle and part of the ring. It can affect the muscles of the thumb. Symtpoms can be intermittent, occasional or severe and long standing. Testing such as a nerve study/emg is often used to aid diagnosis and gauge severity. Treatment can range from splinting to injectons and even surgery.A very common disorder; many function well despite it. ...Read more
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