10 doctors weighed in:
Can carpal tunnel syndrome cause other medical problems?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Keller
Emergency Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Compression of the nerve to the hand causes atrophy of the hand muscles.
This leads to weakness, poor performance by the hand and chronic pain. Chronic pain leads to medication overuse, depression and decrease motivation.

In brief: Yes
Compression of the nerve to the hand causes atrophy of the hand muscles.
This leads to weakness, poor performance by the hand and chronic pain. Chronic pain leads to medication overuse, depression and decrease motivation.
Dr. Robert Keller
Dr. Robert Keller
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Although cts is a common problem that can result in median nerve damage, numbness, and weakness in the distribution of the nerve, it does not cause other medical problems.

In brief: No
Although cts is a common problem that can result in median nerve damage, numbness, and weakness in the distribution of the nerve, it does not cause other medical problems.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Gary Pess
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: No
Not that i know of.

In brief: No
Not that i know of.
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: No
Some medical conditions, diabetes, pregnancy, thyroid conditions and rheumatoid arthritis, can cause carpal tunnel syndrome (cts).
Cts is not known to cause any medical conditions.

In brief: No
Some medical conditions, diabetes, pregnancy, thyroid conditions and rheumatoid arthritis, can cause carpal tunnel syndrome (cts).
Cts is not known to cause any medical conditions.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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