Can carpal tunnel make your arm sore?

Typically. Typically cts is accompanied by pain radiating to but not past the elbow, especially the anterior forearm. The hand with cts may have decreasd strength and togettehr with limited sensation there is alos a lot more stress and strain to the forearm because if mechanics. When u try to use your forearm muscle more and feel the need to squeeze things tighter becaseu you are numb this fatigues easier.
Yes. Symptoms of cts include numbness and/or tingling in the thumb, index and long fingers and the thumb side of the ring finger. Some patients describe pain and burning in the hand and fingers. Less commonly, aching pain and soreness in the forearm and arm can occur. I was skeptical of this until after many patients with these symptoms reported complete resolution of symptoms after surgery!
Yes. It can make your arm, shoulder or neck sore, the mechanism is explained in the study; the scalene reflex, by jose j monsivais et all. Jrms 1995.

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Is it okay to have a sore elbow with carpal tunnel?

Compensatory pain. It is not uncommon to adopt compensatory postures in response to one injury that cause excessive stress on another joint. See a physical therapist for proper body mechanics and splints. If this does not resolve you may need further evaluation. Read more...
Often elbow pain. Accompanies carpal tunnel, either referred nerve pain shoots up to the elbow or at times altered mechanics leads to a reactive epicondylitis or joint pain. Many times nce the carpal tunnel is treated the elbow pain goes away but at times it represents a distinctive problem that needs treatment too. But as far as is it ok, yes it is. Read more...

Is an aching left arm and left leg a sign of peripheral neuropathy, hiv, carpal tunnel or pinched nerve?

Depends. This can be a systemic disease process (neuropathy, hiv) affecting multiple nerves at once. Carpal tunnel affect the hand specifically, not the arm. You can have two pinched nerves possibly, but one tries to explain symptoms by the most simple explanation. Consider spinal cord issues, which would affect arm and leg simultaneously. Read more...
Carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel syndrome is characterized by hand pain and recurrent numbness or "pins and needle" sensations in the thumb, index, middle finger and the lateral aspect of the ring finger. It may be triggered by repetitive use, like driving or keyboard typing. Diabetes or obesity increases risk of onset. Wearing a wrist cock- up splint is very effective. Surgery reserved for severe cases. Read more...
? none of the above. Your symptoms of aching in the left arm and leg are too vague to make a diagnosis. Hoe long do the symptoms last? What makes them better or worse? Was there a cause to these symptoms, such as a head injury? None of the diagnoses you suggested are strongly indicated here. It would be a good idea to meet with a doctor either online or in person to discuss your case further. Good luck! Read more...

Alot of aching pain radiating from elbow to wrist and up my thumb. I type all day. Carpal tunnel?

Could be CTS. Cut back on typing and wear a neutral splint at night for a couple of weeks. If symptoms persist get an EMG-NCS to clarify diagnosis and exclude confounding issues like polyneuropathy or median neuropathy above the wrist. Read more...

How do I know I have carpal tunnel or sore wrists?

Carpal tunnel . Carpal tunnel syndrome results from pressure on the median nerve as it travels through the bones of the wrist. Typical symptoms include numbness and tingling of the first three digits. Wrist pain per se typically does not occur with carpal tunnel syndrome. Numbness and tingling that occurs will frequently wake someone from sleep and it usually resolves after shaking the hands. Read more...
Numbness. The hallmark of carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness in the the hand. The numbness will be in the thumb, index, middle and one half of the ring finger. The pinky will be spared. Read more...

Help please! Could carpal tunnel cause left arm restlessness?

Not the only cause. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common cause of arm and wrist discomfort. If you have discomfort there, it is wise to consider if it may be the cause. Normally there is also numbness or tingling in the fingertips with this condition however. Read more...
Possible. Interestingly the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome can ascend the arm backwards up as high as the shoulder, so CTS could make the whole arm feel painful, tingly, numb, restless or weak. Read more...

Can carpal tunnel cause an arm to go numb and not be able to move it?

No. Carpal tunnel causes symptoms in your hand and wrist primarily. In some cases the pain may radiate into the forearm, but an inability to move your arm would not be expected. Read more...
NO. Carpal tunnel syndrome affects the median nerve in your hand usually making the index, middle, and ring fingers numb. There may be some shooting pain in the forearm (especially at night) but if your whole arm is numb you need an evaluation for other causes and sources such as neck (cervical spine). Read more...

After my surgery for carpal tunnel I still have pain on my arm and fingers what shall I do to ease the pain?

Depends on time. If your surgery was less than 3 months ago then it is not unusual to have soreness or tenderness after surgery. You can try nsaids as long as you dont have any problems with taking this class of medication. Best to consult the surgeon who did the surgery. Read more...
Return to your MD. It may be too soon after your surgery since some people recover more quickly than others. As long as you continue to improve be patient. Read more...