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How can I tell if my wrist pain is carpal tunnel without issues with my fingers?

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Dr. Steven Brown
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Rare

Because carpal tunnel is a nerve compression syndrome primary presenting symptoms are numbness, and paresthesias in the median nerve distribution to the thumb, index , long and half the ring fingers.
While pain at the volar wrist may be present with the numbness, and weakness of the thenar muscles it is almost never the lone symptom.

In brief: Rare

Because carpal tunnel is a nerve compression syndrome primary presenting symptoms are numbness, and paresthesias in the median nerve distribution to the thumb, index , long and half the ring fingers.
While pain at the volar wrist may be present with the numbness, and weakness of the thenar muscles it is almost never the lone symptom.
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