Does pain in my left hand between my thumb and pointer fingers mean I have carpal tunnel? I tried a hand brace but no relief!

Arthritis. Pain between the thumb and index finger is most commonly from a joint called the basal joint also known as the first carpometacarpal joint. Depending upon your age it can be either a loose joint or possibly arthritis. I would have you see a hand surgeon to get x-rays and a full evaluation.
Possible, but less. More commonly median nerve entrapment causes numbness and/or pain in the first three digits and the radial side of the forth digit. Most people report numbness rather than pain.This is an easy diagnosis to exclude by doing a nerve conduction study (physiatrist, neurologist, and some rheumatologists), which will exclude or corroborate the diagnosis. Injecting the carpal tunnel is 1st rx.

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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...

Having's trigger thumb surgery left hand w carpal tunnel already had carpel tunnel on my right is the trigger thumb surgery the same, please expln?

Probably. Carpal tunnel and trigger fingers can coexist and may be related to conditions such as repetitive trauma or diabetes. Read more...
They are similar. Carpal tunnel release is incising through a ligament to decompress a pinched nerve. Trigger finger or trigger thumb release is incising through a tendon sheath to allow more room for the tendon to glide smoothly. As far as recovery they are similar. Both feel like a bad cut for a few days then the pain resolves. Sometimes therapy is needed. Adhere to your surgeons post op instructions. Read more...
Trigger finger . Limited mobility in the finger, pain where the finger meets the palm, often called the finger palm crease, pressure causing pain can be a sign of stenosing tenosynovitis or trigger finger it is treated by antiinflammatories, corticosteriod injection and perhaps surgery if symptoms do not go away. Read more...

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...
Not normal. If your symptoms have worsened since surgery, this is not normal. It may be due to excessive scar tissue or inflammation around the site of surgery. Please make an appointment and see your Doctor for further evaluation. Read more...

On 12/14/15 I had left thumb arthroplasty with tendon transfer, carpal tunnel release, and dequerains release. Still have finger swelling and joint st?

Patience. It could very well be that it may just take more time. You can get better from the arthroplasty up to 6-8 months. So if you are slowly getting better, you will likely continue to improve. If you are not getting better, or are even getting worse, you need to let your surgeon know. Read more...

What causes numb finger tips? All fingers no thumb same hand. Already had carpal tunnel release.

Nrv compression . Previous ctr does not preclude you from recurrence .... However it is rare i would advise evaluation by a neurologist this eval.May include cervical spine x-rays and possible a mri. 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...

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...