Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes carpal tunnel syndrome?

Many choices. Generally compression and/or repetitive low level trauma to the volar(undersurface) of the wrist.

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Hi docs. I need to know about carpal tunnel syndrome. What can you tell me?

Carpal tunnel. Treatment for carpal tunnel can range from conservative to surgical. Antiinflammatory medication, splints to start. Injections in the wrist. Nerve studies and posbily surgery. Carpal tunnel release can be done open or endoscopic. A hand surgeon can help. http://www.handsurgerypodcast.com/endscopic-carpal-tunnel-video.html. Read more...

People always warn me not to get carpal tunnel surgery, cause someone they know got worse from it. Docs say effective, but I'm confused/nervous! Why?

No confusion. If indicated have nerve ( median ) compression with correct diagnosis ( and tests ) will have excellent out come , is a low risk out patient surgery.. Speak to your own doctor if needed go for second opinion , not form lay people as you did . You do not know what purpose they had surgery and the indication for surgery for them. Read more...
Fix It Yourself. If you have symptoms of carpal tunnel, are interested in a home treatment program that can reduce or possibly relieve your symptoms? People who want to be active in a treatment program can contact me with a Professional Consult for a treatment program which utilizes normal healing and reflexes. Read more...

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...
Probably do not. Most people that develop carpal tunnel syndrome do not have a clear cause. There is no science to show that it comes form overuse or typing. It is more likely in patients that suffer from diabetes or hypothyroidism or obesity. It is also more common in women than men. Flexing the wrist while typing may aggravate the problem by increasing the pressure in the wrist around the nerve. Read more...

Can venipuncture cause carpal tunnel syndrome if done incorrectly?

Probably not. Veins that are used for blood tests or iv's are superfical to the carpal tunnel. Thus it is unlikely that a single needle stick would suddenly cause carpal tunnel. Hitting the nerve with a needle could cause a sharp pain or injury to the median nerve. A lot of bleeding from a missed IV or blood test may cause enough swelling to cause carpal tunnel, but this would require a large hematoma. Read more...
No. Carpal tunnel is a repetitive stress injury resulting in entrapment of the median nerve. An incorrect venipuncture won't cause this. Read more...

What can cause carpal tunnel syndrome at 13?

CTS. Median nerve impingement from fracture, injury, compression, mass or irregularity within the carpal tunnel. Read more...
Unusual. Besides what was mentioned, make sure that 1. It really is carpal tunnel 2, there are no other illness such as inflammatory disorders, rheumatoid, lyme etc 3, there are no endocrine or metabolic issues such as thyroid disease or diabetes etc 4. Some inborn problems with nerves and fat deposition talk to your pediatrician and then see an hand surgeon. Read more...
Rare. A tumor or mass in the carpal tunnel can cause cts is a young person. There are also congenital deformities such as an enlarged median nerve. Read more...

Can doing kendo cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Hard to say. If by kendo, you mean the martial art with swordplay, then it would be hard to say. If it involves lots of blows to the wrist it could be possible. However, i would look for other causes first. Read more...
Yes. Carpal tunnel affects a wide range of patients. Repetitive activities and sports can exacerbate symptoms. Read more...
Not cause it. But if you had it and did it it might make it feel worse at times. Read more...

What are the causes of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Repetitive movements. Repetitive movements across the wrist cause overgrowth of the wrist ligament that runs across the wrist (transverse ligament) and this compresses the median nerve as it enters the hand. Read more...
Median nerve . Well carpal tunnel for one thing is associated with numbness in the hand. By numbness many people mean decreased sensation or tingling and it frequently occurs in the thumb, index and middle fingers and part of the ring finger. Weakness can occur form carpal tunnel as well especially in th thenar muscles, the large muscle group at the palm thumb side of your hand. There are many numerous other causes of numbness and weakness that are too many to mention. If you have carpal tunnel make sure your physician feels that your symptoms are due to that and not from another problem. There can be carpal tunnel and other problems that occur concurrently the video link and assh link gives some of the classic findings. Read more...
Nerve compression. Carpal tunnel syndrome is compression of the median nerve in the wrist. Common causes are repetitive stress and pregnancy. Typical symptoms are burning and tingling in the hands at night. Read more...