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Is tendonitis a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?
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Theresa Yang
General Practice
5 doctors agree
In brief: Not exactly
Symptoms may overlap but they are different.
Tendinitis is inflammation of a tendon, most commonly in shoulders, heels, elbows, and wrists. Symptoms include pain with movement, swelling, and tenderness. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when a nerve in the wrist is compressed, and can cause pain radiating to the hand or shoulder, tingling, numbness, and weakness of the hand.

In brief: Not exactly
Symptoms may overlap but they are different.
Tendinitis is inflammation of a tendon, most commonly in shoulders, heels, elbows, and wrists. Symptoms include pain with movement, swelling, and tenderness. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when a nerve in the wrist is compressed, and can cause pain radiating to the hand or shoulder, tingling, numbness, and weakness of the hand.
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Cause
It is not only a symprom but the cause of cts tendons swell in carpaltunnel no room left over forr median nerve.

In brief: Cause
It is not only a symprom but the cause of cts tendons swell in carpaltunnel no room left over forr median nerve.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: No
Two separate conditions, although they both can be present at the same time.

In brief: No
Two separate conditions, although they both can be present at the same time.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Todd Siff
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: No
Tendonitis is not a symptom of CTS.

In brief: No
Tendonitis is not a symptom of CTS.
Dr. Todd Siff
Dr. Todd Siff
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: It may seem
Similar at times, due to wrist pain, it may be a cooncurrent problem in the right anatominc region, ie there are 9 tendons and only one nerve in the carp[al tunnel.
If there were tendonitis near the nerve in the carpal tunnel it could be hard to differentite that form carpal tunnle suptoms.

In brief: It may seem
Similar at times, due to wrist pain, it may be a cooncurrent problem in the right anatominc region, ie there are 9 tendons and only one nerve in the carp[al tunnel.
If there were tendonitis near the nerve in the carpal tunnel it could be hard to differentite that form carpal tunnle suptoms.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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