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What causes carpal tunnel?

What causes carpal tunnel?

Nerve compression: Carpal tunnel syndrome is compression of the median nerve in the wrist. Common causes are repetitive stress and pregnancy. Typical symptoms are burning and tingling in the hands at night. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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 helps carpal tunnel besides surgery?

What helps carpal tunnel besides surgery?

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

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes carpal tunnel syndrome?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes carpal tunnel syndrome?

Many choices: Generally compression and/or repetitive low level trauma to the volar(undersurface) of the wrist. ...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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The numbness, pain and weakness are bothering me alot. Am on proper medication and what post carpal tunnel exercises would you suggest?

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 more

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What leads to carpal tunnel syndrome?

What leads to carpal tunnel syndrome?

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 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 will relieve carpal tunnel symptoms?

What will  relieve carpal tunnel symptoms?

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 more

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What can cause carpal tunnel syndrome at 13?

What can cause carpal tunnel syndrome at 13?

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 more

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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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What is endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery?

What is endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery?

CTS Surgery: The endoscopic surgery is performed by a orthopedic surgeon who makes very small incisions in the wrist area and then use them to decompress the median nerve which is involved in cts. The down time is substantially less with this surgery. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a carpal tunnel brace used for?

Docs can you explain what is a carpal tunnel brace used for?

Good option : It is a common conservative treatment option for cts. It keeps the hand neutral or slightly extended. This minimizes irritation of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel and often times reduces or alleviates the cts symptoms. ...Read more

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Tried the brace; no luck. What can help Carpal Tunnel besides cortisone shots or surgery?

Tried the brace; no luck. What can help Carpal Tunnel besides cortisone shots or surgery?

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 more

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What are signs of carpal tunnel?

What are signs of carpal tunnel?

VIDEO carpal tunnel: Here is a nice video i made a few years back http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=lwghddhvm60&list=plcbd41f7a42e20469&index=4&feature=plpp_video. ...Read more

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What to expect from carpal tunnel?

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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What to do for carpal tunnel at 49?

What to do for carpal tunnel at 49?

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 more

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What to do if what I have is carpal tunnel syndrome?

What to do if what I have is carpal tunnel syndrome?

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

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What are symptoms of carpal tunnel? Do they worsen at night?

What are symptoms of carpal tunnel? Do they worsen at night?

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