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Does carpal tunnel syndrome effect other joints than the wrist?
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Dr. Eon Shin
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin
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Dr. Robert Dudley
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Dudley
Dr. Robert Dudley
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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