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Are there tests or just symptoms for carpal tunnel syndrome?

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Dr. Randy Hauck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Carpal tunnel syndrome is diagnosed by history and physical examination.
Nerve conduction tests and emgs may be ordered to confirm.

In brief: Yes

Carpal tunnel syndrome is diagnosed by history and physical examination.
Nerve conduction tests and emgs may be ordered to confirm.
Dr. Randy Hauck
Dr. Randy Hauck
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Both

Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) involves numbness/tingling in the thumb, index, long and the radial-side of the ring finger. The symptom are worse at night, especially pain.
The diagnosis is made clinically with history and physical exam, which reproduces the symptoms during provocative maneuvers. A nerve test, called an EMG can be used to confirm the diagnosis.

In brief: Both

Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) involves numbness/tingling in the thumb, index, long and the radial-side of the ring finger. The symptom are worse at night, especially pain.
The diagnosis is made clinically with history and physical exam, which reproduces the symptoms during provocative maneuvers. A nerve test, called an EMG can be used to confirm the diagnosis.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

In addition to a history and physical exam, an EMG and nerve conduction study can confirm CTS.

In brief: Yes

In addition to a history and physical exam, an EMG and nerve conduction study can confirm CTS.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Adam Lewis
Numbness and tingling in the thumb, index and middle finger at night is typical of carpal tunnel syndrome.
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