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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does carpel tunnel make your wrist feel like its broken i've had carpel tunnel for 15yrs, I feel pain with movement, at rest, and when touched?
No: Symptoms from carpal tunnel syndrome include numbness, tingling, and pain. Symptoms usually occur during the night or in the morning but can happen during routine activities such as driving, reading, etc. The symptoms you describe are more consistent with tendonitis or arthritis. See your primary care doctor or hand specialist for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My little fingers go numb, I have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel but they tell me the little finger is not carpal tunnel?
No: Carpal tunnel pain is usually an electrical shock or shooting pain in the hand from movement in the wrist. One of the tests is to tap on the wrist to elicit the pain. Elbow pain may be from a tendonitis or bursitis, for example. Wrist pain can be from several causes too including strain. However, one does not get elbow pain with carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Left hand and wrist cramping w computer use. Arthritis/ carpel tunnel issues? Very uncomfortable. And more noticeable at night. . . best treatments??
Hand pain cramps: Pain may not be due to carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel is classically associated with numbness and tingling, however many who have chronic carpal tunnel tend to play down or ignore declining sensation,Nerve pain can show up as an aching dull or sharp persistant unremitting pain. Pain can also be sasocosited with arthritis.SPLINTING not too tight at night can help cts and joint pain. ALSO OTC NSAID'S ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am scheduled for a carpall tunnel nerve study. Is this painful? My symptoms have now subsided with night splinting and icing wrists. Study needed
I wake up and my hand is really painful and crampy. Is this arthritis or carpel tunnel or something?
Many possibilities: Difficult to tell without a thorough history and physical exam. Have it evaluated by your orthopedist and get their expert advice. ...Read more
Hand tingles when i bend my wrist backwards and wrist feels stiff. Carpal tunnel was released may 2013.Is it related to old surgery or something else?
CT release not 100%: So rather than being related to the surgery, it may just be coming back. There have been studies showing that surgical releases work anywhere from 40-80 % of the time. Many times its still the best option, but could be that. May also be related to other nerve entrapments and you may need another emg. Discuss with your physician testing and therapies like steroid injections that may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare: Because carpal tunnel is a nerve compression syndrome primary presenting symptoms are numbness, and paresthesias in the median nerve distribution to the thumb, index , long and half the ring fingers. While pain at the volar wrist may be present with the numbness, and weakness of the thenar muscles it is almost never the lone symptom. ...Read more
Is it normal for my middle, ring and little finger to be numb and claw like 4 weeks after carpal tunnel operation?
Not at all.: Your described symptoms are not normal for a patient recovering from carpal tunnel surgery. In addition, finger tendinitis with flexion deformity occurs in a small but significant number of patients after surgery. Make an appointment and go back to see your Doctor for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to have numbness and pain in your hand and fingers 3 months after carpal tunnel surgery and ulnar release?
Not uncommon: It is not uncommon for the numbness and tingling caused by cubical and carpal tunnel syndrome to persist for some time following surgery. In addition, scar senlsitivity is common following these surgeries. However, your symptoms should be improved from prior to surgery. Consult with your surgeon regarding timeline for recovery and possibility of therapy for scar massage/desensitization. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wrists hurting more lately. Can cubital tunnel syndrome be on both hands or just one? Does it ever go away?
Can be bilateral. : Cubital tunnel syndrome can be bilateral. It is due to nerve irritation in the area of the funny bone, on the inside of the elbow. Causes tingling in the small and ring fingers, & can lead to numbness, atrophy and weakness of the hand, and pain. Can start with b-vitamins, anti-inflammatories, stretching and bracing, but may need surgery. Many patients have carpal tunnel too. Get ortho eval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had carpal release surgery. BUT now my pinky up to my elbow is extremely painful. Did carpal tunnel surgery not help? Why am I still in pain?
Cubital tunnel: Numbness in the pinky and ring fingers indicates a nerve compression higher up in the arm most likely from the elbow. Carpal tunnel surgery addresses the nerve that gives sensation to the thumb index and middle fingers. Cubital tunnel syndrome causes compression to the ulnar nerve at the elbow and can lead to numbness and pain in the pinky. Am examination and nerve tests are needed to confirm ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have repetitive stress wrist pain (backside) that my PT says is not carpal tunnel- could this be related to my tennis elbow (or vice versa)?
A different approach: Are you interested in an at home treatment program that can reduce your pain in both the wrist and elbow, and possibly relieve your pain completely? You have to be an active participant. You can improve your symptoms with natural healing and reflexes. If interested, please make an appointment for a Virtual Consultation with me. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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