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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

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

A medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel. The main symptoms are pain, numbness, and tingling, in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side ...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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How can you the difference between nerve damage, tendonitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome?

How can you the difference between nerve damage, tendonitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome?

Making the Diagnosis: The symptoms of these conditions are normally different. They may feel differently, and they may affect different parts of the body.

Often nerve conduction testing can separate these three diagnoses. It is the test used most often to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome and neuropathy. It is not capable of finding tendonitis. This is normally a clinical diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can you the difference between nerve damage, bible cyst, tendonitis, and carpal tunnel?

How can you the difference between nerve damage, bible cyst, tendonitis, and carpal tunnel?

All are different: "bible cysts" refer to a mass or swelling on the top of the wrist which is a ganglion. It is usually round and non-tender. Tendinitis in the back of the hand or wrist is more diffuse and at times painful. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs with pressure on the median nerve on the palm side of the wrist with numbness, pain, and tingling. ...Read more

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How could you the difference between nerve damage, tendinitis, and carpal tunnel?

How could you the difference between nerve damage, tendinitis, and carpal tunnel?

NCS: Both carpal tunnel syndrome and other forms of nerve compression or damage can be detected by doing a nerve conduction study (ncs). Tendinitis is often diagnosed by history and physical examination alone. ...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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Can you get tendonitis from carpal tunnel?

Can you get tendonitis from carpal tunnel?

Not directly: Not directly, but the problem that causes carpal tunnel can also cause tendonitis. ...Read more

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Is tendonitis a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?

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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How are carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis different?

How are carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis different?

Many: Carpal tunnel syndrome means that there are symptoms from the median nerve being compressed inside the carpal tunnel. Tendonitis means that there is swelling of tendons. There are tendons all over the body, not just in the carpal tunnel ...Read more

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Is tendonitis a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome? Can this be treated?

Is tendonitis a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome? Can this be treated?

Maybe and yes: Carpal tunnel syndrome is thought to be caused by the tendons and nerves traveling through the wrist becoming inflamed, putting pressure on the median nerve, causing tingling and numbness in the fingers. This is treated by "releasing" the tendonous band through which this nerve travels. An orthopedist will do this with surgery. A skilled osteopathic can do this with osteopathic manipulation. ...Read more

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Is it true that it's rare for a 16 year old to have carpal tunnel or tendonitis?

Is it true that it's rare for a 16 year old to have carpal tunnel or tendonitis?

Yes: Tendonitis can happen in any age group, and is usually the result of overuse or repetitive use of the hand. Carpal tunnel is rare in a 16 year old, but can occur. ...Read more

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I had carpal tunnel before my wrist I have a little pain when I move it certain ways I do lefting at my place of work can it be carpal or tendonitis?

Possibly: Pain in the wrist has many different possibilities from carpal tunnel to tendinitis to ligament injuries and arthritis.

The hallmark of carpal tunnel is numbness and tingling in addition to pain. Without this numbness and pain I would be evaluated by a medical professional to investigate the other possibilities. ...Read more

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What are some methods for carpal tunnel, tendonitis and trigger finger pain management?

What are some methods for carpal tunnel, tendonitis and trigger finger pain management?

Pain Management: Physical therapy, wrist splints, tens unit, carpal tunnel injections, topical creams, anti-inflammatory agents. ...Read more

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I was diagnoised with left elbow tendonitis with degenerative joint disease. Can this cause carpal tunnel in my wrist?

I was diagnoised with left elbow tendonitis with degenerative joint disease. Can this cause carpal tunnel in my wrist?

It depends.: It depends on whether your elbow tendonitis is related to you degenerative joint disease, or to tendonitis at the wrist or hand. The muscles and tendons used by the wrist and hand begin at the elbow attachments sites. If the inflammation extends into the wrists, especially along the palmar aspect, then you may have symptoms of tendonitis at the radial elbow and carpal tunnel as well. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of carpal tunnel symptom or tendinitis?

Tingling, pan: Carpal tunnel syndrome is due to pressure on the nerve at the wrist. It causes tingling and/or numbness in the index and middle fingers, sometimes weakness of grip. Tendonitis at the wrist mainly causes pain. ...Read more

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I have wrist pain that sometimes spreads to my hands. Could this be carpal tunnel or tendinitis?

I have wrist pain that sometimes spreads to my hands. Could this be carpal tunnel or tendinitis?

It can be Either: The pain in wrist radiating to hands can be due to tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome
wrist and hands have more tendons than any other part of the body, it can cause pain, swelling and painfull movements at wrist
carpal tunnel can cuasr pain in wrist and hand and numbness and tingling in first three fingers and pain will spread to hand and wrist. ...Read more

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Can tendinitis surgery cause carpal tunnel in my left wrist. I just got carpal tunnel surgery on my right? I'm feeling the same symptoms of it on left

Can tendinitis surgery cause carpal tunnel in my left wrist. I just got carpal tunnel surgery on my right? I'm feeling the same symptoms of it on left

Prob Just Bilateral: Often carpal tunnel syndrome is bilateral, so it isn't that surgery on one side causes or leads to the same problem on the opposite side. I assume electrical studies were done and should confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with carpel tunnel and tendonitis. Last 6 months, pain in left elbow, increased weakness and waking at night with pain and numbing. Normal?

Diagnosed with carpel tunnel and tendonitis. Last 6 months, pain in left elbow, increased weakness and waking at night with pain and numbing. Normal?

Worsening: Carpal Tunnel disease gets worse with time if you do not take care of the joint and what you have described might be signs of worsening disease that might need further measures like injections or medicine or even surgery. ...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 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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Difference between carpal tunnel syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome?

Difference between carpal tunnel syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome?

Different areas: Wrist carpal tunnel- median nerve pinched.
Thoracic outlet: first rib, clavicle and muscles tight on vein, artery and nerves

both cause neuropathic symptoms:numbness, pain, weakness etc
carpal does not usually have any blood vessel symptoms/ clots. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a ganglion cyst in the wrist and carpal tunnel effecting the wrist?

Symptoms: Carpal tunnel is a compression of the median nerve within a narrow canal at the base of the palm, causing numbness in the thumb, index, long, and half the ring finger, a ganglion is a synovial cyst arising from the wrist joint causing pain at the site of the ganglion. A ganglion can rarely occur within the carpal tunnel causing nerve compression and carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between repetitive strain injury or carpal tunnel?

How can you tell the difference between repetitive strain injury or carpal tunnel?

Different areas: Cts is a median nerve compression at the wrist associated with repetitive flexion/extension of the wrist. However, trigger fingers can be due to wear and tear, and de Quervain's tenosynovitis can afflict the dorsum of the thumb into the wrist. All can be cumulative trauma disorders. ...Read more

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Dr. Said pinched nerve was causing numbness in thumb and pain up and down arm. More pronounced with computer work. Suspect carpal tunnel. Difference?

Dr. Said pinched nerve was causing numbness in thumb and pain up and down arm. More pronounced with computer work. Suspect carpal tunnel. Difference?

C6 radiculopathy: Although carpal tunnel can clearly affect function and feeling of the thumb causing radiating pain up the limb as well- the MOST common neurological phenomenon seen as isolated THUMB symptoms (whether pain or numbness) with pain radiating up limb would be a C6 radiculopathy. Tell me what the EMG/NCV study shows. Wanna chat? Write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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I hurt my left wrist over the summer. 1 dr believes it might be carpal tunnel, but my primary doesn't believe that's the case. What could b causing it?

I hurt my left wrist over the summer. 1 dr believes it might be carpal tunnel, but my primary doesn't believe that's the case. What could b causing it?

Occult fracture?: Wrist pain can be caused by a number of things including a missed or occult fracture, irritated tendons, nerve injury or irritation, arthritis, or bursitis. Many of these things can be treated symptomatically and resolve on their own, but some things like an occult or missed fracture may require additional evaluation and treatment. Referral to an orthopaedic surgeon or hand surgeon would help. ...Read more

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What the main symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome in fingers?

What the main symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome in fingers?

Numbness: Numbness and tingling lateral 3 fingers of the hand, worse at night or when you wake up in am, ----pain with wrist flexion. ...Read more

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What is the main precaution for after surgery of severe carpal tunnel syndrome?

What is the main precaution for after surgery of severe carpal tunnel syndrome?

Wound care: Follow your surgeons recommendations with appropriate activity limitations and wound care and the prescribed follow up routine and therapy regimen. ...Read more

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Carpal tunnel endio one year ago Doc said scar tissue on nerve left hand and it will go away, told me this in Oct my Primary doc took xray said fine hand goes numb, feels weird can this be fixed?

Carpal tunnel endio one year ago Doc said scar tissue on nerve left hand and it will go away, told me this in Oct my Primary doc took xray said fine hand goes numb, feels weird can this be fixed?

EMG: In these cases, a follow up EMG will objectify whether re-innervation and healing is occurring allowing decisions for further treatments. A plain X-Ray will NOT assist in visualization of carpal tunnel pathology but an MRI might. Discuss with your hand specialist ...Read more

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Carpal tunnel endio one year ago Doc said scar tissue on nerve left hand and it will go away, told me this in Oct my Primary doc took xray said fine hand goes numb, feels weird can this be fixed?

Carpal tunnel endio one year ago Doc said scar tissue on nerve left hand and it will go away, told me this in Oct my Primary doc took xray said fine hand goes numb, feels weird can this be fixed?

Depends: It depends on why your hand goes numb. Sounds like you need an emg/NCS to assess your median nerve (the nerve that travels through and is compressed in carpal tunnel). Ideally this would be compared to a study performed preoperatively. That can assess for recurrent slowing, possibly from scar tissue. Ultrasound is another diagnostic option ...Read more

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Who can get carpal tunnel syndrome?

If you have a hand..: Anyone with a hand can get carpal tunnel syndrome. Certainly pregnant women, diabetics, hypothyroid patients and people who do a lot of hand intensive work have a higher incidence of it. None the less, you don't have to be in one of those groups to develop it. ...Read more

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Can children get carpal tunnel syndrome?

Yes but very rare: Yes it's possible but very rare in my experience in children <16. ...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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Can doing kendo cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Hard to say: If by kendo, you mean the martial art with swordplay, then it would be hard to say. If it involves lots of blows to the wrist it could be possible. However, I would look for other causes first. ...Read more

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Could anyone tell me about carpal tunnel syndrome?

Could anyone tell me about carpal tunnel syndrome?

VIDEO carpal tunnel: Here is a video I made a few years back
sorry for the bear but it is good information

http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=lwghddhvm60;list=plcbd41f7a42e20469;index=4;feature=plpp_video. ...Read more

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How do u fix carpal tunnel syndrome, least invasive?

How do u fix carpal tunnel syndrome, least invasive?

OT: Often a good occupational therapist can help with splints and exercises which help avoid surgery. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have early carpal tunnel syndrome?

How can I tell if I have early carpal tunnel syndrome?

Pain: Pain tingling, numbness, thumb index and middle fingers, unable to perform simple repeat moments like typing, conduction studies are need to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What do I do to get relief from carpal tunnel syndrome?

What do I do to get relief from carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel: There is a genetic component that is what it is. Beyond that, take car of your hand. Make a paradigm shift: think about yourself like an athlete. No matter what the sport, even highly trained athletes don't just get to the ball park and start to play. They warm up, they stretch, they take breaks as needed. And none are playing for as long as a typical worker works each day i.E 8 hrs or more. ...Read more

Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more