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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I am experiencing a tingling sensation in my hands, and even my toes are hurting. What could be the reason?

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 »

Why do I feel a burning and a shock-like sensation in my hand after the second dose of the COVID vaccine?

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 »

Will spinocerebellar ataxia cause limping while walking and voice cut off?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 51-years-old male of height 6.1 and weight 98 kg. For the last five to six years, I have been experiencing unsteadiness and imbalance while standing or walking. This happens mainly while starting to walk, taking small steps, or turning. I also often feel lightheaded. I also have so...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your description and attached details (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), you have severe sensory neuropathy in bilateral legs and cervical cord compression, for which surgery was suggested. These two abnormalities themselves can also cau...  Read Full »

Is ALS or MS the cause of my symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37-year-old male. I am experiencing some symptoms. I am concerned about ALS and MS. Twelve months back. I started to have pain in my left thumb after applying some force with it. I started to have a similar issue with the right index finger too. My thumb issue persisted but the fi...  Read Full »


Dr. Upendra Kumar Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fasciculations are not seen in MS (multiple sclerosis). ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) occurs with fasciculations accompanied by weakness and loss of muscle mass. They do not subside spontaneously. Pain in fingers on applying pressure indicates tenderness. They are...  Read Full »

How to get rid of pain in the fingers, palm, and wrist after working on the laptop from home?

Query: Hi doctor, Now, I am working from home for eight to ten hours a day. Before six days, my laptop got backed up. For the next three days, I was working with an external keyboard and mouse by sitting on the bed instead of using my table and chair. Though I had some strain and discomfort, I continued...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention the exact location of pain. Please mention whether you have pain in your wrist or elbow or shoulder joint. Please mention whether you have hypothyroidism or diabetes. You have possible causes of neuropraxia, carpal tunnel syndrome, hypocalcemia, hypok...  Read Full »

Does a pinched nerve in the neck cause problems in wrist?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with a pinched nerve in the neck. Now, it affects my left arm. I am doing physiotherapy exercises and got some recovery. But recently, I have numbness in my hands while sleeping on one or both hands. It resolves immediately when I wake up. Is this symptom related?...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a phenomenon of double crush syndrome where two smaller compressions add to the significant issues and symptoms. You may have a compression of the median nerve at the wrist called carpal tunnel syndrome while compression on the roots of the neck can also lead t...  Read Full »

Why do I have numbness in my fingertips?

Query: Hi doctor, My thumb, index and ring fingers are all super numb at the fingertips. This numbness has lasted for five days, and now I am getting horrible sharp pains in my index finger. Previously, I have carpal tunnel syndrome.  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned numbness in your hand finger tips, and the area mentioned appears to be that of median nerve region. Now, if this pain and numbness are severe and persistent, then the advice to you is to get nerve conduction study done and look for severity of compr...  Read Full »

Is carpal tunnel syndrome the cause of my wrist pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a bulged nerve in my right wrist. It causes pain when pressure is applied. It also causes pain in my arm, shoulder, and neck. Due to this, I stopped doing strenuous exercises using that hand. Sometimes, I have consistent pain in it. It aches a lot at night. It causes pain while ap...  Read Full »


Dr. Abhay Vikram Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs due to excessive use of wrist in a flexed position. It can occur due to typing keyboards for long hours. It is good to do tests to confirm the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome. Flex your affected wrist for 30 to 45 seconds and if the...  Read Full »

My palm shows alternate red and white patches with blood spots. Is this circulatory disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel tight inside my wrist and discomfort along my left arm. On observing the palms of my hands, I can see red parts with blood and other white parts without blood. I would like to know if there is a circulation disorder.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, it is not a circulation disorder. This is due to normal variation in the density of blood capillaries and thickness of the skin. The circulation disorder would manifest as episodes of pain, burning, and paleness followed by flushing. This is not suggestive o...  Read Full »

My wrist pain is better at rest and comes back on work. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have wrist pain (right wrist), tingling feeling when trying to pick something up or when writing or holding a spoon/fork (right hand), forearm gets slightly bigger when massaged and gets back to normal size when iced, pain radiated all the way to my upper back (at one certain point/...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement you have been suffering from right wrist pain, tingling sensation during picking up or writing or holding something, forearm becomes slightly bigger during messaging, and pain radiated towards the upper back. B...  Read Full »

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