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Wrist pain -- arthritis more common or carpal tunnel more common in the average 35y male?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Niether

Although not impossible, both carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis are uncommon in men your age.
Carpal tunnel syndrome mainly affects the sensation in the thumb, index, long and ring fingers, causing numbness and pain. Rarely does it affect the wrist. Arthritis can cause wrist pain, but typically affects older people. Most likely you have a sprain or tendinitis. See an orthopaedic hand surgeon.

In brief: Niether

Although not impossible, both carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis are uncommon in men your age.
Carpal tunnel syndrome mainly affects the sensation in the thumb, index, long and ring fingers, causing numbness and pain. Rarely does it affect the wrist. Arthritis can cause wrist pain, but typically affects older people. Most likely you have a sprain or tendinitis. See an orthopaedic hand surgeon.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Mark Einbecker
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: CTS

It would be unusual for someone so young to have arthritis but not unheard of.
I see more patients at this age with cts than arthritis.

In brief: CTS

It would be unusual for someone so young to have arthritis but not unheard of.
I see more patients at this age with cts than arthritis.
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Dr. Mark Einbecker
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Not carpal tunnel:

If your only symptom is wrist pain, cts is unlikely--it usually causes numbness and tingling of the thumb, index, and long fingers.
There are many possible causes for wrist pain; you need a good hand surgery consultation to sort this out.

In brief: Not carpal tunnel:

If your only symptom is wrist pain, cts is unlikely--it usually causes numbness and tingling of the thumb, index, and long fingers.
There are many possible causes for wrist pain; you need a good hand surgery consultation to sort this out.
Dr. Barry Press
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