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Whats the difference between a ganglion cyst in the wrist and carpal tunnel effecting the wrist ?

Whats 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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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 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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Whats difference between a ganglion and carpul tunnel? Have painful lump inside rt wrist. Thumb side of wrist weak, no injury.

Whats difference between a ganglion and carpul tunnel? Have painful lump inside rt wrist. Thumb side of wrist weak, no injury.

No lump for carpel: A ganglion cyst will have a lump. The carpel tunnel syndrome will have pain with repetitive movement such as typing. See your doctor and they will evaluate ...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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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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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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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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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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