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What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

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Dr. Teddy Atik
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Numbness

It s a syndrome of repetitive use of the hand which causes a pinch nerve in the hand causing numbness amd tingling in the thumb to ring finger with pain that wakes u up at night

In brief: Numbness

It s a syndrome of repetitive use of the hand which causes a pinch nerve in the hand causing numbness amd tingling in the thumb to ring finger with pain that wakes u up at night
Dr. Teddy Atik
Dr. Teddy Atik
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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
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In brief: Carpal tunnel

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a situation when there is compression of the median nerve inside the wrist.
The median nerve supplies sensation to the tips of the thumb, the index finger and the middle finger. This can result in numbness, tingling, or sometimes weakness of certain movements.

In brief: Carpal tunnel

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a situation when there is compression of the median nerve inside the wrist.
The median nerve supplies sensation to the tips of the thumb, the index finger and the middle finger. This can result in numbness, tingling, or sometimes weakness of certain movements.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren
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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Comp. of median n.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is compression of the median nerve in the carpal canal.
Nerve runs in canal w/ all the flexor tendons of your fingers and can be constricted easily .Repetetive hand/wrist motion can be a factor as well as other conditions(pregnancy ). Tx. Generally involves use of cock-up wrist splint@pm and nsaids . Op. Tx involves releasing nerve by resecting volar carp.Ligament.

In brief: Comp. of median n.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is compression of the median nerve in the carpal canal.
Nerve runs in canal w/ all the flexor tendons of your fingers and can be constricted easily .Repetetive hand/wrist motion can be a factor as well as other conditions(pregnancy ). Tx. Generally involves use of cock-up wrist splint@pm and nsaids . Op. Tx involves releasing nerve by resecting volar carp.Ligament.
Dr. David Trettin
Dr. David Trettin
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Pinching

The median nerve runs through the wrist in a closed tunnel with eleven tendons.
When the space becomes limited, the median nerve can become compressed causing pain and/or numbness in the first three digits of the hand.

In brief: Pinching

The median nerve runs through the wrist in a closed tunnel with eleven tendons.
When the space becomes limited, the median nerve can become compressed causing pain and/or numbness in the first three digits of the hand.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Jeremy Bland
Neuromuscular Medicine

In brief: A compressed nerve

A syndrome is group of symptoms and signs which form a recognisable pattern and which may have more than one cause.
In the case of CTS however the classic pattern of numbness/tingling/pain in the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers, characteristically waking the sufferer from sleep at night, is almost always due to compression of the median nerve at the wrist. See www.carpal-tunnel.net

In brief: A compressed nerve

A syndrome is group of symptoms and signs which form a recognisable pattern and which may have more than one cause.
In the case of CTS however the classic pattern of numbness/tingling/pain in the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers, characteristically waking the sufferer from sleep at night, is almost always due to compression of the median nerve at the wrist. See www.carpal-tunnel.net
Dr. Jeremy Bland
Dr. Jeremy Bland
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Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery

In brief: Carpal tunnel syn

Paresthesia in hands can be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome or median nerve compression at the wrist.
See a neurologist for an emg/nct and if the carpal tunnel is moderate or severe then you wil likely get referred for surgical release by a hand surgeon. If mild cts with minimal symptoms or symptoms that settle with nsaids, rest or use of brace then you may be managed conservatively by your pcp.

In brief: Carpal tunnel syn

Paresthesia in hands can be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome or median nerve compression at the wrist.
See a neurologist for an emg/nct and if the carpal tunnel is moderate or severe then you wil likely get referred for surgical release by a hand surgeon. If mild cts with minimal symptoms or symptoms that settle with nsaids, rest or use of brace then you may be managed conservatively by your pcp.
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Dr. Zahid Niazi
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