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I have wrist pain and swelling. Can this be carpal tunnel?

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Dr. Robert Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Not typical

Carpal tunnel syndrome does not typically present that way, though one could develp median nerve compression with wrist swelling post trauma.
Typically with carpal tunnel syndrome there is hand, not wrist, pain associated with numbness and/or tingling anad possibly weakness.

In brief: Not typical

Carpal tunnel syndrome does not typically present that way, though one could develp median nerve compression with wrist swelling post trauma.
Typically with carpal tunnel syndrome there is hand, not wrist, pain associated with numbness and/or tingling anad possibly weakness.
Dr. Robert Gluck
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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology

In brief: Possibly

While wrist pain can be part of carpal tunnel syndrome, it usually initially presents as numbness in the thumb and first two fingers, worse at night.
If you do have carpal tunnel syndrome, wearing a neutral position wrist splint at night (to prevent bending of the wrist while you sleep) can be very helpful.

In brief: Possibly

While wrist pain can be part of carpal tunnel syndrome, it usually initially presents as numbness in the thumb and first two fingers, worse at night.
If you do have carpal tunnel syndrome, wearing a neutral position wrist splint at night (to prevent bending of the wrist while you sleep) can be very helpful.
Dr. Julian Bragg
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