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How can you tell the difference between repetitive strain injury or carpal tunnel?

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Dr. Ayo Adu
Sports Medicine

In brief: Similar

There are similarities in the way it will present, however carpal tunnel syndrome may also include numbness and tingling, along with pain that wakes you up at night.

In brief: Similar

There are similarities in the way it will present, however carpal tunnel syndrome may also include numbness and tingling, along with pain that wakes you up at night.
Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Adu
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In brief: Different areas

Cts is a median nerve compression at the wrist associated with repetitive flexion/extension of the wrist.
However, trigger fingers can be due to wear and tear, and de quervain's tenosynovitis can afflict the dorsum of the thumb into the wrist. All can be cumulative trauma disorders.

In brief: Different areas

Cts is a median nerve compression at the wrist associated with repetitive flexion/extension of the wrist.
However, trigger fingers can be due to wear and tear, and de quervain's tenosynovitis can afflict the dorsum of the thumb into the wrist. All can be cumulative trauma disorders.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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