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How do I know I have carpal tunnel vs diabetes?

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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Numbness

The hallmark of carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness in the the hand.
The numbness will be in the thumb, index, middle and one half of the ring finger. The pinky will be spared.

In brief: Numbness

The hallmark of carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness in the the hand.
The numbness will be in the thumb, index, middle and one half of the ring finger. The pinky will be spared.
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Abnormal sensations

In hands: diabetes= all 5 fingers, usually both hands carpal tunnel= first 3-4 fingers, not little finger, usually 1 hand, though can be both hands.

In brief: Abnormal sensations

In hands: diabetes= all 5 fingers, usually both hands carpal tunnel= first 3-4 fingers, not little finger, usually 1 hand, though can be both hands.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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