Does tingling and numbness in your hand always mean you have carpal tunnel syndrome, and could be facing surgery? Tap or click to discover the truth from our chiropractor.
Find the answer to questions that pique your curiosity in our series, The Short Answer. Hand and upper extremity surgeon David Shapiro, MD, fields this question about what causes carpal tunnel syndrome.
Repetitive wrist stress from computer use, factory work or hobbies can cause numbness and tingling in your hands and wrists. Watch this demonstration of three simple stretches that can bring relief.
You’ve noticed numbness and tingling creep up your thumb and fingers into your forearm. Could it be carpal tunnel syndrome? Our chiropractor explains five things you should know about this common complaint.
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Do you often wake up in the night with a feeling of “pins and needles” in your hands, like they’ve fallen asleep? Does it get better if you shake them? That’s often an early warning sign of carpal tunnel syndrome — especially if your symptoms are in the thumb, pointer and middle finger. Not all … Read More
Contributor: William Seitz, MD, orthopaedic surgeon Arthritis of the shoulder, elbow and wrist can leave you in pain and feeling weak. It also can create a substantial loss of mobility and function. The good news is that there are some very effective techniques to addressing this problem, even in severe cases. Struggling with day-to-day function … Read More
If you spend a lot of time at a computer or working with your hands, you might be tempted to ignore tingling and numbness in your wrist and fingers. But you shouldn’t, says orthopaedic surgeon Steve Maschke, MD, because frequent burning, tingling or itching in the palm of your fingers can progress and become more … Read More
Contributor: Brad Pierce, MD We’ve all known someone who has suffered from carpel tunnel syndrome (CTS). With the many demands we place on our hands throughout our lives, it is a fairly common condition that affects the hand and wrist. The carpal tunnel is a narrow canal comprised of a number of carpal bones in … Read More
Those tingling feelings, finger numbness and shooting pain in your wrist could be symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Caused by pressure on the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel at the base of your palm, CTS can be debilitating. It is most commonly associated with typing on a computer keyboard, but other repetitive … Read More