Does carpal tunnel syndrome effect other joints than the wrist?

No. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve is compressed at the wrist. However, the same median nerve can be compressed near the elbow and is referred to as pronator syndrome.
No. Carpal tunnel syndrome only affects the wrist. However, other joints may have similar problems where a nerve can be pinched it just would not be called carpal tunnel syndrome if it occurs somewhere other than the wrist.
Tarsal tunnel. There is a similar condition called tarsal tunnel syndrome in the foot. There the posterior tibial nerve (running behind the leg and ankle) is compressed. In extreme cases, surgery is indicated.

Related Questions

Hand & wrist numbness - can joint pain be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Possibly. Hand numbness, more so than wristnumbness, can be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome. So can pain in the digits of the hand. Predominately the symptoms are felt in the first three digits of your hand. Electro diagnostic testing may help determine if you have carpal tunnel syndrome or something else. Read more...
No. Carpal tunnel syndrome is not normally wrist pain, but numbness and tinging in the fingers. You need to see a hand surgeon to have your wrist evaluated. Read more...
Unlikely. Carpal tunnel is numbness of the thumb, index, long and usually half of the ring finger. Joint pain is more likely arthritis. Read more...

Does Carpal tunnel syndrome make your wrist region smaller in muscle?

Not the wrist! Median nerve compression if severe enough may cause atrophy of the musc The symptoms are mostly sensoryles around the thumb (thenar eminence0. Read more...

Can wrist curls using dumbbells contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome? Trying to build up my forearms.

Potential. It does have the potential to aggravate précis ting carpal tunnel syndrome, and may contribute to causing it as well. That is not to say you should not do it, but if you start getting numbness in your radial three fingers this may be the cause. Read more...
Ans. A repetitive use of the wrists can inflame the sheath through which the median nerve passes. Be careful if any repetitive usage. . Read more...

Please let me know what is the condition of the wrist/hand that is on the opposite side of the carpal tunnel syndrome area?

Dorsal wrist pain. Can be from tendonitis, synovitis ( swelling in the joints), arthritis, tendon avulsion or injury or tear, wrist ligament injury, diseases of carpal bone that affect the blood supply such as keinbocks ( lunate) and preisers ( scaphoid) old fracture, new fracture, non union of fracture, ganglion, benign tumor, malignant tumor, nerve injury, vascular issues and more. Read more...
See a Hand surgeon. The commonest conditions on the back of the wrist are the presence of a lump which is usually painless or pain in the wrist secondary to arthritis or degeneration and tenosynovitis. See a hand surgeon. Read more...