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How does carpal tunnel syndrome typically effect people?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
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In brief: Effects of carpal T

Normally this condition causes numbness in the thumb, the index finger and the middle finger. Sometimes it is painful, like burning or severe tingling.
Sometimes it causes weakness, especially for muscles that move the thumb, which is tough, because we use our thumb and forefinger for almost all of our hand activities.

In brief: Effects of carpal T

Normally this condition causes numbness in the thumb, the index finger and the middle finger. Sometimes it is painful, like burning or severe tingling.
Sometimes it causes weakness, especially for muscles that move the thumb, which is tough, because we use our thumb and forefinger for almost all of our hand activities.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Carpal tunnel

Carpal tunnel is typically manifested by numbness and/or tingling in the thumb, index, long, and half of the ring finger. Although aching may be reported, numbness and pins/needles are more common.
It can be reproduced by holding your wrist in the bent forward position for well over a minute or may be considered if you can elicit tingling with forcible tapping over the underside of the wrist.

In brief: Carpal tunnel

Carpal tunnel is typically manifested by numbness and/or tingling in the thumb, index, long, and half of the ring finger. Although aching may be reported, numbness and pins/needles are more common.
It can be reproduced by holding your wrist in the bent forward position for well over a minute or may be considered if you can elicit tingling with forcible tapping over the underside of the wrist.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Night and activity

Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) typically causes hand numbness in the thumb, index, and middle finger. This can be associated with aching, pain, and tingling all the way up to the elbow.
Some patients will even notice the pain/aching all the way up to their shoulder. The syndrome is diagnosed with EMG (a needle study) of the affected limb.

In brief: Night and activity

Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) typically causes hand numbness in the thumb, index, and middle finger. This can be associated with aching, pain, and tingling all the way up to the elbow.
Some patients will even notice the pain/aching all the way up to their shoulder. The syndrome is diagnosed with EMG (a needle study) of the affected limb.
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
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Dr. Gary Pess
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Pain

Pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and night pain are the most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

In brief: Pain

Pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and night pain are the most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess
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