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What are some symptoms of carpal tunnel?

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Dr. Jeffrey Greenberg
Orthopedic Surgery
8 doctors agree

In brief: Numbness/Tingling

Carpal tunnel is caused by compression of the median nerve which supplies feeling to the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers.
When the nerve is compressed these digits are numb or tingly. People with cts frequently have night symptoms.

In brief: Numbness/Tingling

Carpal tunnel is caused by compression of the median nerve which supplies feeling to the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers.
When the nerve is compressed these digits are numb or tingly. People with cts frequently have night symptoms.
Dr. Jeffrey Greenberg
Dr. Jeffrey Greenberg
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Many

It is classically associated with numbness of the thumb, index, long and ring fingers elicited by prolonged flexion (bending forward) of wrist associates with weakness, clumsiness, pins & needles, aching, heaviness, etc.
It may be reproduced with forceful tapping over the wrist (tinels) or forced bending of the wrist &elbow (phalens).

In brief: Many

It is classically associated with numbness of the thumb, index, long and ring fingers elicited by prolonged flexion (bending forward) of wrist associates with weakness, clumsiness, pins & needles, aching, heaviness, etc.
It may be reproduced with forceful tapping over the wrist (tinels) or forced bending of the wrist &elbow (phalens).
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Symptoms of CTS

People with carpal tunnel normally have numbness in the tips of thumb, index finger and middle finger. The symptoms may also be tingling in the same area.
The symptoms may be worse during or after sleeping or while driving a car. The best way to determine carpal tunnel is with nerve conduction testing.

In brief: Symptoms of CTS

People with carpal tunnel normally have numbness in the tips of thumb, index finger and middle finger. The symptoms may also be tingling in the same area.
The symptoms may be worse during or after sleeping or while driving a car. The best way to determine carpal tunnel is with nerve conduction testing.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren
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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Symptoms

Numbness, tingling, pain, night time awakening.

In brief: Symptoms

Numbness, tingling, pain, night time awakening.
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
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