Type on my ipad a lot, and my parent think the numbness is caused by carpal tunnel syndrome rather than diabetes. Are they right?
Many possibilities. Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis.
Carpal tunnel would. Be first 3-4 fingers 1 or both hands diabetes would be all 5 fingers, usually both hands.
Repetition. Repetitive flexion and extension of the wrist might produce a localized inflammation termed a synovitis, which can narrow the carpal tunnel beneath the transverse carpal ligament.
Probably do not. Most people that develop carpal tunnel syndrome do not have a clear cause. There is no science to show that it comes form overuse or typing. It is more likely in patients that suffer from diabetes or hypothyroidism or obesity. It is also more common in women than men. Flexing the wrist while typing may aggravate the problem by increasing the pressure in the wrist around the nerve.
There are a few: 1: wrist brace to keep the wrist from being flexed/extended. Initially used at night time. 2: steroid shots might be helpful, if the brace doesn't fully control symptoms, or in pregnancy, if severe. 3: when nothing helps ; the symptoms are severe enough to interfere in daily activities, then surgery is necessary to release the trapped nerve. See your orthopod for it. Good luck.
My mother has a condition which is called IFT and may be Carpal Tunnel syndrome. She feels. Numbness in her hands and also says she cannot lift anythin?
Carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the medial nerve at the wrist. It can result in severe muscle atrophy and decreased function of the thumb and index finger. Interferential therapy (IFT) is a form of nerve stimulation used to control the pain. It does not relieve the pressure on the nerve. Only surgery can do this. It sounds like your mom needs surgery.
Possibly. Hand numbness, more so than wristnumbness, can be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome. So can pain in the digits of the hand. Predominately the symptoms are felt in the first three digits of your hand. Electro diagnostic testing may help determine if you have carpal tunnel syndrome or something else.
No. Carpal tunnel syndrome is not normally wrist pain, but numbness and tinging in the fingers. You need to see a hand surgeon to have your wrist evaluated.
Unlikely. Carpal tunnel is numbness of the thumb, index, long and usually half of the ring finger. Joint pain is more likely arthritis.
It's possible. Numbness and tingling from carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) usually involves the thumb, index, long and ring fingers. The symptoms are usually worse at night and with certain activities. Cts is due to compression of the median nerve at the wrist. Ring and small finger symptoms could be ulnar nerve compression at the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome). Nerve compression in the neck can make all fingers numb.
Numbness and tinglin. These are common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. However, there are other problems that can lead to this such as spinal disease in the neck. I recommend that you get an evaluation by an experienced hand surgeon.
Tingling. Pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and night pain are the most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Maybe. Carpal tunnel syndrome is one problem that can cause numbness and tingling in the fingers. Nerve compression at the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome) can cause similar problems. Nerves can also be pinched at the neck, shoulder, and arm. An electrodiagnostic study (emg/ncs study) can help to differentiate between these different sites of nerve compression and identify the origin of your numbness.
Yes, but. Yes, but the cts could be caused by arthritis affecting the hands.