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Is tendonitis a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome? Can this be treated?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe and yes

Carpal tunnel syndrome is thought to be caused by the tendons and nerves traveling through the wrist becoming inflamed, putting pressure on the median nerve, causing tingling and numbness in the fingers.
This is treated by "releasing" the tendonous band through which this nerve travels. An orthopedist will do this with surgery. A skilled osteopathic can do this with osteopathic manipulation.

In brief: Maybe and yes

Carpal tunnel syndrome is thought to be caused by the tendons and nerves traveling through the wrist becoming inflamed, putting pressure on the median nerve, causing tingling and numbness in the fingers.
This is treated by "releasing" the tendonous band through which this nerve travels. An orthopedist will do this with surgery. A skilled osteopathic can do this with osteopathic manipulation.
David Miller
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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Typically not

Unless the tendon involved is one of those that passes through the carpal tunnel, it is unlikely to be associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Tendinitis can be treated by physical therapy in most cases, although medications can often be helpful if therapy alone does not resolve the symptoms.

In brief: Typically not

Unless the tendon involved is one of those that passes through the carpal tunnel, it is unlikely to be associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Tendinitis can be treated by physical therapy in most cases, although medications can often be helpful if therapy alone does not resolve the symptoms.
Dr. Julian Bragg
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No, yes

No,?tendinitis is a different condition than carpal tunnel syndrome, it is not a symptom. Yes, there are many treatments for Tendonitis.

In brief: No, yes

No,?tendinitis is a different condition than carpal tunnel syndrome, it is not a symptom. Yes, there are many treatments for Tendonitis.
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