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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Symptom, Treatment And Causes

What happnes in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Conditions related to carpal tunnel syndrome are: Diagnoses and Symptoms :

What happnes in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

The median nerve gets compressed while passing in to the hand, in carpal tunnel syndrome. The median nerve is situated towards the palm (also called carpal tunnel). The sensations for feeling in the thumb, long finger, index fingers and a portion of the ring finger are provided by the median nerve. It also provides the muscle of the thumb its impulse. Carpal tunnel syndrome may affect both or just one hand. Compression is caused due to the swelling within the wrists. It may result in weakness, numbness and a tingling sensation right next to the thumb. There usually is another medical ailment that leads to the wrist’s swelling and prevents proper flow of blood.

Carpal tunnel syndrome might become worse if the wrist gets overstretched repeatedly. Repeated wrist motions may cause compression and swelling in the median nerve. The problems are:

  • Poor wrist positioning during mouse and keyboard use
  • Extended periods of vibration while using power tools or hand tools
  • Any repetitive movements that stretches the wrist activity like typing or playing the synthesizer

Diagnoses and Symptoms :

Women are thrice as more likely for having carpal tunnel syndrome when compared with men. Carpal tunnel syndrome gets frequently diagnosed from 30 to 60 years of age. High BP, arthritis and diabetes are a few conditions that increase the likelihood for having carpal tunnel syndrome.

Higher salt intake, a high BMI (body mass index), smoking and a sedentary lifestyle are all lifestyle factors which might increase the chances of having carpal tunnel syndrome. Jobs involving repetitive wrist movements like keyboard related work, construction work and manufacturing offer higher chances for having carpal tunnel syndrome.

Assisted with tests known as nerve-conduction studies, a physical exam and with your medical history a doctor will diagnose the condition. A detailed wrist, shoulder, neck and hand evaluation is included in a physical exam. This is done for checking for any nerve pressure causes. The doctor checks for deformities, tenderness and swelling in the wrists. They then check for sensation in the fingers and also the hand’s muscular strength.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am 20 years old. I have esr level 54. Aso level 185. I am taking medicine pregabid 50 once a day, shelcalhd once a day, ogipod 200 twice a day, rnd decet 150 twice a day and depura60k once per 10 days. The doctor told me that, I am suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. Beside of these medications I have pain in my carpal tunnel, with the index finger. What should I do?

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Treat carpal tunnel syndrome as early as possible after symptoms start. Take more frequent breaks to rest your hands. Avoiding activities that worsen symptoms and applying cold packs to reduce swelling also may help. Other treatment options includ...
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carpal tunnel syndrome. Doctor advised to use some medication for six weeks and advised to use carpal tunnel wrist band. Seems temporary relief now. Pls advise how to get permanent relief from it.

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There are multiple causes for your health problem .treat the root cause and not the symptoms or disease. Medical history provided is insufficient detailed history is needed to identify your disease triggers .get educated first before taking any me...

I am suffering from carpel tunnel syndrome. Left hand feel weakness at time of working. Please help.

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General Physician, Delhi
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and wrist. It happens when there is increased pressure within the wrist on a nerve called the median nerve. This nerve provides sensation t...

Hi, Is physiotherapy useful for carpal tunnel syndrome? I have carpal tunnel syndrome from 1 month. I am taking anti inflammation drugs and pregabalin 50 once a day. But the left hand also swelling as the carpal tunnel syndrome started from the right hand wrist and index finger. Will I take high dose of pregabalin?

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Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Yes physiotherapy is useful in carpel tunnel syndrome. Also use pregabalin if vitamin b12 is short or deficient.

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