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How to tell the difference between tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome?

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Dr. Todd Guyette
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: No

Carpal tunnel is when the median nerve gets pinched at the level of the wrist.
The median nerve gives sensation to the thumb, index, middle, and half of the ring finger and these are the digits that develop the pain/numbness/tingling seen with class carpal tunnel. Tendinitis is inflammation in a tendon is associated with pain, but not of the neurologic symptoms seen with ct.

In brief: No

Carpal tunnel is when the median nerve gets pinched at the level of the wrist.
The median nerve gives sensation to the thumb, index, middle, and half of the ring finger and these are the digits that develop the pain/numbness/tingling seen with class carpal tunnel. Tendinitis is inflammation in a tendon is associated with pain, but not of the neurologic symptoms seen with ct.
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Numbness and

Tingling is not typical of tendinitis but is of carpal tunnel.

In brief: Numbness and

Tingling is not typical of tendinitis but is of carpal tunnel.
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