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Doctor insights on: Wrist Tendonitis And Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Depends: Injections, splint, rest, surgery if no improvement. Make sure there are no compression of cervical spine. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

When the medial nerve that travels through a small space in your wrist (called the carpal tunne) is injured, resulting in pain, numbness, and tingling in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side ...Read more


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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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How wouldes typing and texting cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Repetition: Repetitive flexion and extension of the wrist might produce a localized inflammation termed a synovitis, which can narrow the carpal tunnel beneath the transverse carpal ligament. ...Read more

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Can shoulder injury cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Can shoulder injury cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Rarely: You could get carpal tunnel syndrome if your shoulder injury caused bad enough swelling. The swelling travels down the arm to the hand and that's what causes carpal tunnel. ...Read more

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Could hand grippers cause carpal tunnel syndrome or provoke wrist injuries?

Could hand grippers cause carpal tunnel syndrome or provoke wrist injuries?

Overuse: Hand grippers will flair up or cause over use syndromes of the wrist such as flexor tendonitis and possible carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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I have wrist and elbow pain; is this carpal tunnel syndrome?

I have wrist and elbow pain; is this carpal tunnel syndrome?

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 more

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Could this wrist pain be arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome?

Could this wrist pain be arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome?

Possibly: It could be either one of these but it may be other problems that your doc could help resolve. Remember pain in your body's way of telling you there is a problem. Don't ignore it if it persists ...Read more

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Can i play tennis with carpal tunnel syndrome?

Can i play tennis with carpal tunnel syndrome?

Yes: If you have carpal tunnel, you generally should try to avoid activities that tend to make it worse. The steady grip of holding a racquet can make carpal tunnel symptoms worse, but not always. Try icing your wrist down after you play to minimize swelling. ...Read more

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Can carpal tunnel feel like tennis elbow?

Can carpal tunnel feel like tennis elbow?

Typically not: Carpal tunnel syndrome typically causes hand pain and or numbness. Tennis elbow usually causes pain over the lateral elbow and slightly down the forearm with activity. ...Read more

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Can carpal tunnel syndrome from playing the piano?

CTS: Yes. Anything that can lead to flexortenosynovitis (swelling about the flexor tendons) could potentially lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Are carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive strain injury the same?

Are carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive strain injury the same?

No!: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a constellation of symptoms (pain, numbness, weakness) associated with compression of the median nerve at the level of the wrist. Repetitive strain injury is an inclusive diagnosis to describe injury to musculoskeletal tissues due to repeated motions over extended periods of time (e.g., assembly line work or excessive gaming). Rsi can lead to cts, but most cts is not rsi. ...Read more

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Could this be hand.Wrist arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome?

Could this be hand.Wrist arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome?

The two can co-exist: Uncertain what your symptoms are. People with arthritis can also have carpal tunnel, but not everybody with hand wrist arthritis ge carpal tunnel. The reverse is also true i.e. Not everyone with carpal tunnel also has arthritis. Depending on your symptoms and examination we can usually differentiate. Do you have numbness in the first 3 1/2 fingers - that suggests carpal tunnel. ...Read more

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Can carpal tunnel syndrome from masturbating?

Very unlikely: But if u have cts any activity can make it feel worse at times. ...Read more

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Can tennis elbow coexist with radial tunnel?

Can tennis elbow coexist with radial tunnel?

Very much so: They r hard 2 diagnose @ times as the symptoms r very similar in location. The physical examination can usually separate 1 from the other. Often emg/ncs r needed to help distinguish 1 from the other, especially if care is not sought early. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a strained wrist or carpel tunnel?

Symptoms of a strained wrist or   carpel tunnel?

See below: The symtoms can be similar. Sore. Tender, feeling swollen. A strained wrist will probably resolve on its' own. Carpal tunnel should be watched to make sure it does not progress. ...Read more

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Can carpal tunnel effect the wrist ?

Can carpal tunnel effect the wrist ?

Opposite: The carpal tunnel is compression of the median nerve at the wrist. A wrist problem as arthritis, or fractures can cause carpal tunnel syndrome in someone young as you. ...Read more

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Is tendonitis a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?

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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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Can you cure carpal tunnel syndrome with splint?

Can you cure carpal tunnel syndrome with splint?

It helps: A carpal tunnel splint is a conservative treatment for carpal tunnel aimed at decreasing the pressure and constriction on the median nerve by keeping your wrist in a neutral position while you sleep. It typically won't cure the problem but will alleviate the symptoms. ...Read more

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What are hand symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

What are hand symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Numbness/tingling: Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) causes numbness, tingling and sometimes pain in the thumb, index, long and the radial half of the ring finger. As the median nerve compression persists, the muscles in the thumb can atrophy and the tips of the fingers can lose sensation. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for evaluation and oral/injectable steroids, splints, therapy and/or surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more