Can shoulder injury cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Rarely. You could get carpal tunnel syndrome if your shoulder injury caused bad enough swelling. The swelling travels down the arm to the hand and that's what causes carpal tunnel.
Shoulder injuries. Many times the circumstances or events that led to,shoulder injuries will also produce problems in the elbow and wrist. .. So it's not uncommon to have problems in all three areas but note that the inciting cause affects all three . areas in the same time period. Ie the injured shoulder does not produce the wrist problem.

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Just wondering if it could be carpal tunnel syndrome, although in neck and shoulder I'm thinking probably not, right?

No. Carpal tunnel is a problem with a nerve in the arm. It causes numbness and tingling in the hand. Neck and shoulder issues would not be related to carpal tunnel. Read more...
Where is pain. if you can try to re post your question as its not clear. I am assuming that you have neck and shoulder pain and are wondering if it could be carpal tunnel. It is possible for a pinched nerve to cause pain in the arm down to the hand but usually carpal tunnel does not cause neck pain. if you see a neurologist they can do a nerve study test to confirm diagnosis and start occupational therapy. Read more...

Are carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive strain injury the same?

No! Carpal tunnel syndrome is a constellation of symptoms (pain, numbness, weakness) associated with compression of the median nerve at the level of the wrist. Repetitive strain injury is an inclusive diagnosis to describe injury to musculoskeletal tissues due to repeated motions over extended periods of time (e.g., assembly line work or excessive gaming). Rsi can lead to cts, but most cts is not rsi. Read more...
Carpal tunnel RSI. Beyond genetic predisposition, carpal tunnel syndrome is related to overuse and misuse of the hand/wrist. Very often, this same misuse/overuse of the upper extremity can predispose to rsi conditions such as tendonitis of the wrist and elbow, not to mention worsening of neck problems. Read more...
No. 'RSI' is not a true diagnosis but a portmanteau term for any problem thought to be due to over-use of a limb. It covers a wide variety of real diagnoses with different treatments so whenever anyone tells you you have 'RSI' the first question you ask should be "OK but what is the diagnosis?" Read more...

Can you tell me the symptoms of repetitive strain injury and carpal tunnel syndrome?

Pain and numbness. Carpal tunnel syndrome is often part of a broader problem that involves overuse and/or misuse of the entire arm from the fingertips to the neck. People tend to focus often on computer and keyboard use but it is more of a comprehensive problem that can involve hobbies, sports, cleaning, cooking, shopping, driving etc.. Cts symptoms are nerve related while repetitive strain tendons, ligaments as well. Read more...
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. Read more...
Over and over again. Repetative strain injury is caused by frequently repeated movements with the body in an abnormal position, the most common problem areas being the back, shoulders, wrists, and hands. These may involve heavy activity like sports or rapid activities like typing or video games. It may involve muscles tendons joints or nerve compressions (like carpal tunnel) se an occupational medicine clinic. Read more...

Is carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) considered a "work-related" injury

Sometimes. Carpal tunnel happens in individuals who are predisposed to having excessive pressure on their median nerves at the wrist by virtue of their wrist anatomy i.E smaller or larger carpal tunnel, sensitive nerve. On top of that predisposition, overuse of the wrist and specifically flexing/extension will bring on symptoms. While work can certainly contribute so can any other use if the hand and wrist. Read more...
Possibly. Cts can also result from trauma to the wrist (fall, crush injury). Not all state work comp rules recognize cts as a work related issue, particularly, if it is attributed to "overuse, " such as typing, keyboard, etc. Generally, if there is a chance that it might be accepted, you can expect a thorough investigation in to your life, to make sure that there is no other possible cause. Read more...
POssibly. It is tough to establish causality in many situations but htere are cases where it is felt to be work related at times. Read more...

What are signs of rsi (repetitive strain injury) or carpal tunnel syndrome?

Variable. Variable but usually includes swelling and pain. numbness occurs in the thumb, long ,index and half the ring finger if it includes carpal tunnel syndrome. Often see strength and endurance loss. Pain or numbness awaking the patient at night is often seen. Repetitive use and vibratory tool use will worsen symptoms. Read more...

I type a lot. Can that cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Yes. Any activity where the wrist is moving up and down or if it is held in a bent position for a long time can put added pressure on the median nerve and thereby cause symptoms of tingling, numbnes, and pain i.E carpal tunnel symptoms. But if you are typing alot you need to be aware of many things besides just wrist position or you risk other rsi related problems. Good luck. Read more...
Unlikely. There are no scientific studies that typing causes carpal tunnel syndrome. There was a study done in sweden that showed that subjects that typed for 8 hours a day had a lower incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome than a matched group that did not type. Read more...

How much is too much computer use? And can it cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Variable. Any type of repetitive use of the hands and or wrists can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome depending upon risk factors and anatomy. This is true for computer use as well. Read more...

Can video games actually cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Yes. Any repetitive motion (especially motions with that strain the tendons in the wrist - within the "carpal" tunnel) can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. Read more...
Unlikely. There is no evidence that hand use causes carpal tunnel syndrome. It is caused by pressure on the median nerve at the wrist and we do not know what causes the swelling. It is most common in women of middle age who are overweight. Read more...