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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome results from constant pressure on the hand's median nerve. It is characterized by numbness, tingling sensation, and weakness in the arms and hands. It can occur due to any anatomical defect, nerve damage, or underlying diseases. Treatment includes wrist splinting, oral medication, or surgery. In addition, relaxing the grip by taking frequent short breaks and improving posture and hot packs helps manage the syndrome.

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Why is there numbness with tingling sensation in my right hand ring finger?

Query: Hi doctor, Before a month, I carried heavy grocery bags and after that my right-hand ring finger got numb with a tingling sensation. It is persistent for the past one month.  Read Full »


Dr. Mayank Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Carrying heavy grocery bags just once will not cause any numbness in ring finger with a tingling sensation. Do you work for long hours on a computer using the keyboard? Your symptoms indicate nerve entrapment like carpal tunnel syndrome. Even, if your nerve is injured w...  Read Full »

How do you manage symptoms caused by carpal tunnel syndrome?

Query: Hello doctor, I have carpal tunnel syndrome, and my wrist appears swollen. I went to the emergency room, but they sent me home. I was given painkillers, but I can tolerate the pain to some extent. The problem is that I cannot pick up anything with my right hand. My index finger and thumb are numb. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Saseendar. S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your problem. You should understand that carpal tunnel syndrome is the compression of the median nerve in the wrist. It can be associated with conditions like hypothyroidism, steroid use, pregnancy, diabetes mellitus, or obesity. Make sure you are not su...  Read Full »

I feel a shock-like sensation after the COVID vaccine. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing a burning and shock-like sensation in my left hand for a couple of days. Whenever any object grazes my thumb or index finger, I get a burning sensation. The movement of the fingers and wrist is also not so free. My grip is fine, but I feel a bit of heaviness...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a burning and shock-like sensation in your left hand, especially your left thumb and index finger, for the last few days.According to your statement, you may su...  Read Full »

I have tingling sensation in my hands and my toes hurt. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My problem is that I am experiencing a tingling sensation in my hand and the tips of my fingers. Toe fingers are also hurting. Please help me with this.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your present clinical features, you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome caused by the entrapment of the median nerve in the wrist joint. It is characterized by burning, tingling, or numbness in your hands and fingers....  Read Full »

My dad has been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome nine months ago. What is the treatment for it?

Query: Hello doctor, My dad is 87 years old. He is in good health. He has been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome via an EMG (electromyography). Here are the results of the test: Right carpal tunnel of severe degree with chronic Wallerian degeneration. Left carpal tunnel of severe degree with chronic W...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would explain that hand surgery for carpal tunnel can help especially if pain and numbness are more prominent during the night and he experiences severe electrical pain (Tinel's sign - the tingling or “pins and needles” feeling y...  Read Full »

I have pain and numbness in both hands and fingers for long time. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain and numbness over both hands for long, and fingers recently. Since pain also was there, he took Ayurvedic applications for arthritis. I had consulted neurologist last week, undergone nerve conduction study (NCS) test, and I have attached the files. Advised medication for th...  Read Full »


Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your symptoms. I have seen the files attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have a condition called carpal tunnel syndrome, and it means that the nerves carrying sensation and driving the muscles of your hands are getting compresse...  Read Full »

Can carpal tunnel syndrome cause stiff neck and pain in arm?

Query: Hello doctor, Six months back I was diagnosed by two doctors and tests with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The suggestion was to go for an operation which regretfully I delayed until recently. The symptoms got worse. Now I have an appointment next month with a specialist. Meanwhile, I have pins and n...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Carpal tunnel syndrome will not cause any symptoms in the upper arm. However, it could be due to cervical nerve compression. This could be associated with or without the carpal tunnel syndrome independently. In my opinion, you should go for nerve conduction velocity nerv...  Read Full »

I get a sharp lower abdominal pain and burning feel in hands and vagina during pregnancy. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am four months pregnant. My hand and leg palms feel like burning and become very hot, and I have the same feeling in my vagina too. I also get an occasional sharp pain in my lower abdomen for a few seconds. Is this normal in pregnancy? Kindly suggest. I have attached my reports and I...  Read Full »


Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your examination. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). They are all normal. The symptoms that you prescribe above are common during pregnancy. Burning sensation in palms and hand is called Carpal Syndrome, it happens in pregnancy due to swelling ...  Read Full »

Are tingling in hands and legs due to carpal tunnel or ALS?

Query: Hello doctor, I have tingling in my hands for a few years, and now I am feeling tingling off and on in my feet and legs with occasional inner tremors. I had all my blood work done to test for diabetes, thyroid, vitamin deficiency, comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) and complete blood count (CBC) al...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These symptoms do not look like ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Moreover, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) has been established in your reports. Anxiety and CTS are more than enough to cause these symptoms. So, my recommendation is that you should start on Pregabalin 75...  Read Full »

Why do I get wrist pain even after swinging a tennis racquet?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a wrist pain on the top of it. Usually, when I use it in daily life it is all nice but as soon as I even swing a tennis racquet soon afterward pain develops. The pain is on the top and prevents my wrist from pronating. Whenever I play tennis it is usually only for five minutes....  Read Full »


Dr. Mohd Suhaib Mudabbir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The wrist pain that you are experiencing could be due to the following reasons. 1) TFCC (triangular fibrocartilage complex) injury. 2) DRUJ (distal radioulnar joint) instability. 3) Carpal tunnel syndrome. 4) Osseous (bone) injury. 5) Cartilage injury. If you are ...  Read Full »

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