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What are the differences between tendonitis, arthritis, and carpal tunnel?

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Dr. W. Batson
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: There are many.

Tendonitis is inflamation of the tendons.
It may frequently caused by wear and tear and gradual degeneration or it may be sudden. Arthritis is wear and inflamation within a joint. Carpal tunnel syndrome is pressure on the median nerve at the wrist. It causes pins and needles feelings in the fingers as well as achy pain and wakening from sleep with the hand asleep.

In brief: There are many.

Tendonitis is inflamation of the tendons.
It may frequently caused by wear and tear and gradual degeneration or it may be sudden. Arthritis is wear and inflamation within a joint. Carpal tunnel syndrome is pressure on the median nerve at the wrist. It causes pins and needles feelings in the fingers as well as achy pain and wakening from sleep with the hand asleep.
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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.
All three can cause pain and tightness and pain with motion but it is more likely in arthritis and tendinitis . Often they appear side by side. I frequently see cts, trigger finger and arthritis in the same hand. It is important to sort out these for treatment and for expectations from surgery.

In brief: Numbness and

Tingling is not typical of tendinitis but is of carpal tunnel.
All three can cause pain and tightness and pain with motion but it is more likely in arthritis and tendinitis . Often they appear side by side. I frequently see cts, trigger finger and arthritis in the same hand. It is important to sort out these for treatment and for expectations from surgery.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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