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Weakness in one hand? How can you tell if carpal tunnel or not?

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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology
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In brief: Numbness at night

The most common initial symptom of carpal tunnel is numbness and tingling in the thumb and first two fingers that is worse at night, often awakening you from sleep.
Especially if your symptoms have progressed to the point where the hand is weak, a neurologist can help determine if the cause is carpal tunnel or some other nerve disorder.

In brief: Numbness at night

The most common initial symptom of carpal tunnel is numbness and tingling in the thumb and first two fingers that is worse at night, often awakening you from sleep.
Especially if your symptoms have progressed to the point where the hand is weak, a neurologist can help determine if the cause is carpal tunnel or some other nerve disorder.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Dr. Julian Bragg
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: C Ur doctor

While carpal tunnel is probably the most known peripheral nerve compression syndrome there are a variety of others as well as other diseases such as stroke that can result in one handed hand weakness.
See a physician for a thorough evaluation to discuss causes and treatments.

In brief: C Ur doctor

While carpal tunnel is probably the most known peripheral nerve compression syndrome there are a variety of others as well as other diseases such as stroke that can result in one handed hand weakness.
See a physician for a thorough evaluation to discuss causes and treatments.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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