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What is the difference between carpel tunnel syndrome and tenosynivitis?

What is the difference between carpel tunnel syndrome and tenosynivitis?

Carpal tunnel synd: Carpal tunnel syndrome can be the result of tenosynovitis. Carpal tunnel syndrome is when the median nerve is compressed by pressure builds up in the carpal canal at the wrist. The median nerve is surrounded by nine flexor tendons to the fingers. The flexor tendons and the sheath that surrounds them (tenosynovium) can become inflamed leading to a tenosynovitis. This builds pressure within the carpal canal. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a wound sinus track and a wound tunnel?

What is the difference between a wound sinus track and a wound tunnel?

Same: Okay to ask your doc using these terms for clarification. They are basically the same, a long thin component to the wound. Sinus/tunnel can be difficult to treat. Okay to ask for referral to wound clinic or wound specialist. Be well. ...Read more

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What is the difference between undermining and tunneling in regards to stage 4 pressure ulcers?

What is the difference between undermining and tunneling in regards to stage 4 pressure ulcers?

They are the same: A stage 4 ulcer is the deepest type of pressure ulcer that forms over a pressure point due to diminished sensation and/or inability to move and relieve pressure. Examples are spinal cord injury patients or older stroke and debilitated bed-bound patients. Most vulnerable is the deepest (muscle) tissue, then the fat then the skin. This leads to the undermining seen at the base of the ulcer. ...Read more

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What is the difference between tennis elbow and cubital tunnel syndrome?

What is the difference between tennis elbow and cubital tunnel syndrome?

Tendon vs. nerve: Tennis elbow is a tendon problem on the outside of the elbow. Cubital tunnel is inflammation, compression and/or injury to the ulnar nerve at/near the elbow in an area called the cubital tunnel. Tennis elbow causes pain on the outside of the elbow, esp. With gripping and grabbing. Cubital tunnel gives you pain, burning and numbness involving the medial elbow, down the to ring and pinkie fingers. ...Read more

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What is the difference between posterier tibial tendon dysfunction and tarsal tunnel syndrome?

What is the difference between posterier tibial tendon dysfunction and tarsal tunnel syndrome?

Flat feet: Here is the simple answer....Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction or pttd is a flat foot deformity. It could be rigid or flexible and present with pain at the arch or heel area. Tarsal tunnel syndrome or tts is a compression syndrome (such as carpal tunnel syndrome in the hand) of the posterior tibial nerve. Pttd can cause tts. Therapy can vary significantly. Treatments include orthotics to surg. ...Read more

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What is the difference between posterior tibial tendon and tarsal tunnel?

What is the difference between posterior tibial tendon and tarsal tunnel?

Different things: A tendon is the end of a muscle that connects the muscle to bone. The posterior tibial tendon attaches the tibialis posterior muscle to certain bones of the foot. The tarsal tunnel is an area by your heel where the posterior tibial tendon along with 2 other tendons, a major artery, vein and nerve, pass. Its a tight area bordered by bone and thick soft tissue. ...Read more

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What is the difference between carpal tunnel and peripheral neuropathy?

What is the difference between carpal tunnel  and peripheral neuropathy?

Regions of numbness: Peripheral neuropathy and carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms are often different, primarily in where the symptoms occur. Carpal tunnel syndrome often affects the thumb, forefinger, and middle finger. Peripheral neuropathy ususally affects the hands, and when the area increases, the lower legs and sometimes the hands. The symptoms of these two may be the same, just not the affected areas. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between rsi and carpal tunnel syndrome?

Is there a difference between rsi and carpal tunnel syndrome?

See below: Rsis are "injuries of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems that may be caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations, mechanical compression (pressing against hard surfaces), or sustained or awkward positions. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which there is pressure on the median nerve -- the nerve in the wrist that supplies feeling and movement to parts of the hand. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between tendonitis and carpal tunnel?

What is the main difference between tendonitis and carpal tunnel?

Big difference: Tendonitis refers to inflammation of a tendon or tendons, carpal tunnel is compression of the median nerve. Both can cause pain, and some of the treatments are similar (rest, immobilization, injections). Sometimes it is easy to distinguish between them sometimes not. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome?

How to tell the difference between tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome?

No : Carpal tunnel is when the median nerve gets pinched at the level of the wrist. The median nerve gives sensation to the thumb, index, middle, and half of the ring finger and these are the digits that develop the pain/numbness/tingling seen with class carpal tunnel. Tendinitis is inflammation in a tendon is associated with pain, but not of the neurologic symptoms seen with ct. ...Read more

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