Friday, November 23, 2007

Carpal Tunnel Questions and Answers

Signs and symptoms: Carpal tunnel syndrome typically starts gradually with a vague aching in your wrist that can extend to your hand or forearm. Other common carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms include:
  • Tingling or numbness in your fingers or hand, especially your thumb, index, middle or ring fingers, but not your little finger. This sensation often occurs while driving a vehicle or holding a phone or a newspaper or upon awakening. Many people "shake out" their hands to relieve their symptoms.

  • Pain radiating or extending from your wrist up your arm to your shoulder or down into your palm or fingers, especially after forceful or repetitive use. This usually occurs on palm side of your forearm.

  • A sense of weakness in your hands and a tendency to drop objects.

  • A constant loss of feeling in some fingers. This can occur if the condition is advanced.

What are the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

My right hand and wrist are getting sore (have been having problems for weeks now) and today the top of my hand is swollen. Do you think it could be carpal tunnel? I don't use any wrist protector thingies, if I got one do you think it would improve?
  • The best answer: It could be Tendinitis, but here's a link for Carpal Tunnel symptoms.Please take a look at my carpal tunnel page.

  • You were right! Went to the doctor yesterday and was diagnosed with tendonitis.

  • Could be Repetitve Strain Injury if you do something like lots of typing for example. There's a link below for an article on carpal tunnel.

  • Read the link to Carpal Tunnel article...

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