Can carpel tunnel cause fingers to swell with pain?

Not Usually swelling. Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in your fingers and palm, but it does not typically cause them to swell. This swelling may be a result of inflammation or circulatory issues in the fingers themselves, whereas carpal tunnel is caused by inflammation of the median nerve that runs through your wrist. If your fingers continue to swell, see your primary care physician.

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Can carpel tunnel cause finger spasms?

No. It classically causes tingling and numbness especially when the hand is at rest such as during sleep. Sometimes if severe it can cause muscle weakness and atrophy requiring operation to release the median nerve. Read more...
Carpal Tunnel spasm. YES Carpal tunnel implies that the blood supply to the median nerve s compromised. If it is a transient temporary thing then it will not cause "damage" however if it is a chronic long term problem then there can be permanent loss of sensation and muscle function. Since the median nerves innervates muscles as well as skin there can be spasm in the affected muscles, and referred pain can seem like. Read more...

Does carpal tunnel causes pain in pinky or all fingers?

Tingling. Carpal tunnel typically causes tinging not pain in all the fingers except the little. If you are having pain it could be from a trigger finger? Read more...
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. The small finger tends to be without symptoms with carpal tunnel -. Read more...

Could a carpal tunnel release be the cause of developing trigger finger?

Yes, but not likely. It is not uncommon to develop swelling in the hand after a carpal tunnel release. Sometimes swelling can affect the tendons and tendon sheath. If this occurs, triggering may develope. It may also be unrelated. Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) and trigger finger have overlapping patient demographics. Oral/injectable steroids and therapy should relieve your symptoms. Read more...
Trigger finger. Often the two conditions occur together. There are also times when the swelling that one may get or the failure to move mormally after surgery may contribute to the worsening of conditions for trigger finger. Splints also often can hit and irritate the palm and that splint often has an edge right near where the pulley for the trigger finger is irritated. Read more...
No. Carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger are two conditions that are often seen in association with one another. Often times, patients develop trigger finger after surgical correction of carpal tunnel syndrome (and vice versa). While surgery can cause inflammation and increase the possibility of developing trigger finger, the underlying condition was probably present at the outset. Read more...

Is it normal for your index finger to swell and hurt 6 months after carpal tunnel surgery?

Not usually. This sounds like you may have a trigger finger or related tendinitis of the finger. This can be seen with carpal tunnel, but it is hard to say exactly what the cause - effect is. I would try a cortisone shot for a trigger finger. I bet that helps. Read more...
No. Time to get that checked out. Hard to say what is wrong without an exam. It may not be related to the cts. Read more...

I woke up this morning with numbness in my thumb and fore finger, I do not have carpal tunnel as far as I know. No injury. What other causes can it be?

Carpal tunnel. does affect these fingers, but if it the back of the thumb by the knuckle and the back of the finger by the large knuckle it may represent an issue in the radial sensory nerve distribution , It can also be due to a more proximal region such as the neck with a disc or bone spur or anything affecting the cervical nerve roots for example the C6 dermatome, see a doctor to go beyond -as far as you know. Read more...

Can trigger finger in the thumb be caused by a complication of carpal tunnel release?

Side effect. Carpal tunnel release can cause swelling in your hand afterwards. Sometimes this may lead to trigger finger, which is due to swelling in your tendon. In addition, after surgery, you may be using your hand more since your fingers are no longer tingling. This can also lead to some swelling in the tendons. Developing trigger finger after surgery is not due to something wrong with the surgery. Read more...
Not likely. Trigger fingers seem to run with carpal tunnel syndrome. Swelling from surgery could create a trigger finger, but swelling from carpal tunnel surgery is typically very minor. Trigger finger is very very common and people with carpal tunnel have more trigger fingers. Read more...
No. Both conditions occur in patients that have swelling in the hand. They are only related in that they are caused by swelling. Read more...
No. I would not consider post-operative trigger finger or trigger thumb a complication of carpal tunnel surgery. The two conditions are often seen simultaneously. The timing may appear suspect, but one did not lead to the other. Read more...

What could be cause of jolts of pain down fingers when hand gets cold. Have recently had carpal tunnel surgery.?

Nerves waking up. It could be several things, but its not unusual to have a flare up of pain after cts as sensation returns. It can also be caused by scar, post-operative inflammation, and over use. Try ice and anti-inflammatories like Aleve (naproxen) or advil. If it persists, a short course of supervised therapy may help, including de-sensitization exercises like working your handa dn fingers in a pot of dried beans. Read more...
Depends. The symptoms you describe could be due to irritation of a peripheral nerve, such as the median nerve which is decompressed during carpal tunnel surgery, or a cervical nerve root. You should inform your doctor about your symptoms. Read more...