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Why Is My Carpal Tunnel Hurting More With Splint
Let's see...: First thing to check is does it fit right and are you wearing it the right way. Next thing to check is are you wearing it for the right reasons, i.E do we have the correct diagnosis? Not infrequently patients come in thinking that carpal tunnel is there problem and it actually is arthritis or tendonitis etc... Lastly, maybe some other treatment is needed. Best of luck! ...Read more
Dr said I've got carpal tunnel, what should I know about this? What causes flair ups? Should I get a splint?
Get treated: Night time splinting in wrist neutral position, manipulation or deep heating at the wrist, injections at the carpal tunnel, all, should be tried as they can prevent the surgical approach that is sometimes needed. ...Read more
Are special splints required for my carpal tunnel, or will anything that restricts the bending motion work?
Not likely: Night splints are the mainstay of treatment of early carpal tunnel. Only if they are ill fitted or causing wrist flexion/extension when worn may they be worsening carpal tunnel. ...Read more
I have carpal tunnel and I am using a wrist splint. The pain keeps getting worse and today it was unbearable. Is this normal? How to reduce pain?
See surgeon: If you have definitely been diagnosed with CTS, and your sptoms are worsening in spite of splinting-see your ortho/hand surgeon ...Read more
Yes: Night time splinting can often relieve the frequent paresthesias that awaken patients and disrupt sleep with carpal tunnel syndrome. In my experience, this is more helpful early in the disease process. Other adjuncts such as steroid injections or carpal tunnel surgery are helpful if splints do not alleviate symptoms. ...Read more
Dr., I had diagnosed carpal tunnel syndrome at my left hand, what is the worst can be with this? If I only use splint.
C ur MD first: See a doctor before self treating for a condition which could be indicative of a more serious underlying disorder. ...Read more
I had carpal tunnel surgery, will the hair on my hand look darker after the splint is removed or will it be the same because I have some black hairs.
Possibly surgery: Conservative treatment for carpal tunnel including splints, anti inflammatory meds and steroids work in the early stages but do not provide great long term relief as the condition worsens. Surgery can provide great relief and if done endoscopically can allow a rather quick return to function with minimal pain compared to traditional techniques. I would recommend an evaluation by a hand surgeon. ...Read more
How bad is my carpal tunnel if when my hand goes to sleep I get an itchy spot on my palm right below my first and middle fingers & hurts in my elbow?
If weakness = bad: Carpal tunnel syndrome can display a number of different symptoms including the ones you have described. It is "bad" in a prognostic sense if the symptoms include weakness of the muscles to the fingers and thumb of the affected hand. The more and longer you have weakness of the hand the less likely surgery is able to relieve the weakness. Pain is pain if frequent and worsening you do the math ;). ...Read more
The Costs can hurt.: Well let's see. There is the surgeon's fee, operating room fee, recovery room fee, anesthesiologist's fee, pre-operative testing costs, miscellaneous intra-operative supply fees, post-operative medication fee and possible rehab costs. Your insurance company may have already negotiated a lot of the costs already. Without insurance, you will have to ask around for the best price. Minimal pain. ...Read more
I am getting an injection of stereoids for carpal tunnel, but am scared I will pull away. Does it hurt and if I pull away, would it cause damage?
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
I had r carpal tunnel sg 5 weeks ago. I just tried to get on my comp and after only a few min of using mouse, my r thumb swell n hurt. Why? Is this nml?
Varies: Recovery from carpal tunnel syndrome varies based upon the individual and surgical technique used. In surgery, the transverse carpal ligament is divided, which can lead to activity related pain around the thumb, this is almost always temporary, you may want to cut back your activities for the short term until you are doing better. If you don't get better soon, sometimes therapy can help. ...Read more
Not sure: It depends more on the provocative posture you are assuming while using these more than the device itself. ...Read more
My wrist is swollen and hurts after writing a lot of notes the day before. Why? Is it pre signs of carpal tunnel? I'm only 19
Unlikely: Carpal tunnel is caused by entrapment of the median nerve in the carpal canal. It produces numbness and tingling in the thumb, index, middle and half of the ring finger. Swelling can be a component, but carpal tunnel at your age is extremely rare and usually due to a secondary cause. If this doesn't improve for you, i'd see a hand surgeon. ...Read more
Had carpal tunnel surgery 4 days ago. Still hurts pretty good. And now looks like the incision is splitting and it's still draining. Is this normal?
I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel in both wrists two years ago. It doesn't hurt constantly but in flair ups. But when it does elbow and shoulder hurt?
Carpal tunnel: This is not typical but possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Thumb pain especiall: At the base of thumb commonly is due to arthritis or tendonitis, the nerve pain that affects the thumb and fingers can be from carpal tunnel too but its is a diferent type of pain, a numb tingling pain that in severe cases of cts is known as dysesthesia or painful feeling. ...Read more
No: Time to get that checked out. Hard to say what is wrong without an exam. It may not be related to the cts. ...Read more
I'm having problems with my wrist. It hurts both pinky side and thumb side could it be carpal tunnel? Or overuse injury? What can I do to relievepain?
Wrist pain: Wrist pain can be caused by carpal tunnel syndrome, overuse, or other injuries. Carpal tunnel syndrome is characterized by tingling sensation on palmar aspect of thumb/2nd/3rd/half of the 4th, it does not affect the pinky (5th). You can take otc pain relievers for pain. However, you will need proper evaluation by a physician. Good luck. ...Read more
I think I have carpal tunnel. It hurts when I write. My hands will lock up and go numb. And my wrist hurts. Plus I have fibromyalgia?
Surgery- not so fast: The characteristic symptoms of carpal tunnel is tingling into the fingers with wrist movement. The wrist bones - carpal bone form an arch like tunnel and the medial nerve passes under that tunnel to you hands and fingers. Often the wrist is not painful so you need further evaluation. Wrist splints, injections to decrease the swelling of the median nerve can help. Surgery-not so fast. ...Read more
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