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How to know if we have carpal tunnel syndrome? Is there any test we can run on our own?

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Dr. Jeremy Bland
Neuromuscular Medicine

In brief: Yes

You can use Phalen's test yourself (youtube it), test for two-point discrimination with a pair of dividers, and complete the symptom questionnaire at www.
carpal-tunnel.net - all of which will help to indicate whether you have CTS or not

In brief: Yes

You can use Phalen's test yourself (youtube it), test for two-point discrimination with a pair of dividers, and complete the symptom questionnaire at www.
carpal-tunnel.net - all of which will help to indicate whether you have CTS or not
Dr. Jeremy Bland
Dr. Jeremy Bland
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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Phalens Exam

Lift both hands to the level of your head and let the wrists just flop over so that your fingers are pointing towards your ears.
Hold this position for 30-60 seconds. If you experience numbness, tinging or pain in your hands this is highly suggestive of carpal tunnel syndrome.

In brief: Phalens Exam

Lift both hands to the level of your head and let the wrists just flop over so that your fingers are pointing towards your ears.
Hold this position for 30-60 seconds. If you experience numbness, tinging or pain in your hands this is highly suggestive of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
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