I have pain between my pointer finger and thumb as well as tingling in those fingers at night. Could it be the start of carpal tunnel?

You diagnosed it. It sounds like you made the correct diagnosis--good work. Good range of motion of your wrist, stretching, and use of a wrist splint for carpal tunnel during sleep and work, some motrin/aleve, and vitamin b6 (25-50mg/day) for couple of weeks. If worsens, see your doc for eval and treatment. Good job and good luck..

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I had carpal tunnel surgery two months ago. My thumb, pointer and middle finger are numb. They were not before the surgery. Normal?

May want to discuss. With your surgeon. The numbness should nothave gotten worse at two months and you may be having some scarring/adhesion issues or increased edema causing further compression on median nerve. While some of this can be expected post surgically, it should be getting better. With cts surgery, though, it's not uncommon to have a long healing process, even up to six months, that's if the surgery worked. Read more...

I woke up twice this past week withy fingers tingling numb on right hand. Took a few minutes to go away. I've read it's possibly carpal tunnel?

Indeed. I would see your doctor for a full evaluation to make sure though. Typical symptoms include numbness and/or tingling of the thumb and index/middle fingers, aching wrist, and clumsiness. Try a wrist splint overnight to alleviate those symptoms until you see your doctor. Hope you feel better! Read more...
Numbness. This depends on which fingers were numb. If it was the thumb/index/middle fingers then it is likely carpal tunnel(pinching of a nerve in your wrist. If it was the ring and small fingers then it could be cubital tunnel syndrome(pinching of a nerve in your elbow). It is also possible that you could have a pinched nerve in your neck (cervical spine) that caused radiating numbness to your fingers. Read more...

I have symptoms of trigger finger in both hands, left more than right, carpal tunnel in left hand and numbness and tingling in the left. What can cau?

Tendinitis. Your symptoms of nerve compression and tendinitis since they are localized could be related to occupational trauma other to consider hypothyroid and conditions like arthritis and tendinitis like lupus or rheumatoid. Read more...
Age. Unfortunately, each of the conditions you have listed become increasing more common with advanced age. Best to see a hand surgeon as both of these conditions can be treated. Read more...
Overuse. Which is common with typing or knitting or machete ot factory work or anything repetitive are more likely to cause carpal tunnel. The same causes trigger fingers but it is also seen in diabetes, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis . Read more...

I have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel. The thumb and first two fingers on my right hand are going numb during the night. When I wake up and the blood starts flowing back I have excruciating pain. Can't this cause damage to my hand?

Yes. . Yes. Carpal tunnel syndrome is structural. A normal tunnel that tendons and nerves pass through to the hand is tighter or looser in individuals based on genetics--just like loose or tight joints. Those of us with tight tunnels gradually develop carpal tunnel syndrome. The end result is permanent nerve damage (weakness, atrophy, numbness). It's nothing you are doing that is causing this. You are just starting to notice that you have the disease. It is a very slowly progressive disease and you might be able to manage the symptoms with wrist splints at night for years. When you start getting numb in spite of the splints or when the numbness lingers for more than 5-10 minutes, then it's time to have surgery. Read more...
Carpal . Carpal tunnel implies that the blood supply to the median nerve s compromised. If it is a transient temporary thing then it will not cause "damage" however if it is a chronic long term problem then there can be permanent loss of sensation and muscle function. If you like you can call this "damage" but i hate the word damage or nerve damage as it connotates a problem the can't be treated. When in fact even sever carpal tunnel that may not get full recovery can be treated but expectations have to be spelled out and appreciated. Read more...
Carpal . Carpal tunnel syndrome involves numbness, tingling and pain. If it goes on too long, the main nerve involved (median nerve) can be slowly starved of blood flow, causing permanent injury. This could be permanent numbness or permanent muscle weakness and paralyzed thumb muscle (atrophy). I've attached a video showing you the thumb muscle atrophy that can happen. Read more...

I woke up this morning with numbness in my thumb and fore finger, I do not have carpal tunnel as far as I know. No injury. What other causes can it be?

Carpal tunnel. does affect these fingers, but if it the back of the thumb by the knuckle and the back of the finger by the large knuckle it may represent an issue in the radial sensory nerve distribution , It can also be due to a more proximal region such as the neck with a disc or bone spur or anything affecting the cervical nerve roots for example the C6 dermatome, see a doctor to go beyond -as far as you know. Read more...

Is it possible for trigger finger in the thumb to be related to carpal tunnel release?

Yes, but not likely. It is not uncommon to develop swelling in the hand after a carpal tunnel release. Sometimes swelling can affect the tendons and tendon sheath. If this occurs, triggering may develope. It may also be unrelated. Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) and trigger finger have overlapping patient demographics. Oral/injectable steroids and therapy should relieve your symptoms. Read more...
No. If the diagnosis is truly trigger thumb then it is unlikely to be related to the carpal tunnel release. The only possibility is that the routine swelling seen after ctr might have caused swelling around the thumb flexor tendon to start the triggering. In those cases the trigger tends to resolve as swelling subsides. Read more...
Unlikely. Trigger finger and carpal tunnel syndrome are often associated with one another. While surgery can incite inflammation and symptoms of trigger finger, the conditions may arise simultaneously quite by coincidence. Read more...

Is trigger finger in the thumb a complication of carpal tunnel release?

Not usually. It is not uncommon to develop swelling in the hand after a carpal tunnel release. Sometimes swelling can affect the tendons and tendon sheath. If this occurs, triggering may develope. It may also be unrelated. Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) and trigger finger have overlapping patient demographics. Oral/injectable steroids and therapy should relieve your symptoms. Read more...
No. But they may both be due to same underlying cause -- tendon swelling. Approximately 46% of patients with carpal tunnel also have a trigger finger. Read more...
No. The timing may be suspicious: many people develop trigger finger/thumb after carpal tunnel surgery. However, it is well known that carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger are conditions that are often associated with one another. Read more...

Can trigger finger in the thumb be caused by a complication of carpal tunnel release?

Side effect. Carpal tunnel release can cause swelling in your hand afterwards. Sometimes this may lead to trigger finger, which is due to swelling in your tendon. In addition, after surgery, you may be using your hand more since your fingers are no longer tingling. This can also lead to some swelling in the tendons. Developing trigger finger after surgery is not due to something wrong with the surgery. Read more...
Not likely. Trigger fingers seem to run with carpal tunnel syndrome. Swelling from surgery could create a trigger finger, but swelling from carpal tunnel surgery is typically very minor. Trigger finger is very very common and people with carpal tunnel have more trigger fingers. Read more...
No. Both conditions occur in patients that have swelling in the hand. They are only related in that they are caused by swelling. Read more...
No. I would not consider post-operative trigger finger or trigger thumb a complication of carpal tunnel surgery. The two conditions are often seen simultaneously. The timing may appear suspect, but one did not lead to the other. Read more...