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Of late, I have started having tremors in my fingers. I amnot sure if this is due to carpal tunnel. What should I do?

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Dr. Taro Kaibara
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very unlikely

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a peripheral nerve compression syndrome which typically manifests with pain and numbness of the first 3 digits of the hand , and when severe can cause weakness and atrophy.
Tremor is not normally associated with this disease.

In brief: Very unlikely

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a peripheral nerve compression syndrome which typically manifests with pain and numbness of the first 3 digits of the hand , and when severe can cause weakness and atrophy.
Tremor is not normally associated with this disease.
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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Both hands?

Tremors are not normally caused by carpal tunnel syndrome.
This condition tends to cause numbness and tingling. Are your tremors the same on both sides? Are they more noticeable when you hold your hands up? Does anyone else in your family have a tremor? There are many causes of this symptom, most are not harmful. Answers to these questions should help make a better diagnosis. Good luck!

In brief: Both hands?

Tremors are not normally caused by carpal tunnel syndrome.
This condition tends to cause numbness and tingling. Are your tremors the same on both sides? Are they more noticeable when you hold your hands up? Does anyone else in your family have a tremor? There are many causes of this symptom, most are not harmful. Answers to these questions should help make a better diagnosis. Good luck!
Dr. Olav Jaren
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Probably not

Carpal tunnel syndrome involves injury to the median nerve where it passes through the carpal tunnel in the wrist.
Symptoms include numbness and tingling in the tip of the thumb, and index and long fingers, and weakness of the thumb, particularly as it makes the pincer grasp (make the ok sign, press the tip of the thumb firmly against the tip of the index finger). Should not cause a tremor.

In brief: Probably not

Carpal tunnel syndrome involves injury to the median nerve where it passes through the carpal tunnel in the wrist.
Symptoms include numbness and tingling in the tip of the thumb, and index and long fingers, and weakness of the thumb, particularly as it makes the pincer grasp (make the ok sign, press the tip of the thumb firmly against the tip of the index finger). Should not cause a tremor.
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Dr. William Gaya
Neurology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Gaya
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Not likely

Carpal tunnel is more like to cause numbness but with advanced disease atrophy of the muscles will occur and may contribute to fine hand tremors and fasciculations.

In brief: Not likely

Carpal tunnel is more like to cause numbness but with advanced disease atrophy of the muscles will occur and may contribute to fine hand tremors and fasciculations.
Dr. Otto Placik
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