Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Introduction
The types and severity of symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome vary between individuals. At the onset of the disease, the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome can be vague and develop slowly.
Symptoms may include pain, weakness, burning and numbness and tingling of the fingers, hands and wrists. These symptoms can run all the way up the arm to the shoulder in some cases. Symptoms can be worse at night. Changing position or shaking the hand may bring some amount of relief of symptoms.
If the symptoms and causes of carpal tunnel syndrome are not treated, they can lead to permanent complications. These include permanent numbness and a weak grip in the hand....more about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome »
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources
for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome includes the 11
symptoms listed below:
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Wrongly Diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
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that may be on the differential diagnosis list of alternative diagnoses
for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome includes:
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Other Possible Causes of these Symptoms
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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:
NINDS Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)
The first symptoms usually appear at night. Symptoms range from
a burning, tingling numbness in the fingers, especially the thumb and the
index and middle fingers, to difficulty gripping or making a fist, to
(Source: excerpt from NINDS Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: NWHIC (Excerpt)
The first symptoms usually appear at night. Symptoms range from a
burning, tingling numbness in the fingers (especially the thumb and the
index and middle fingers) to difficulty in gripping or making a fist. Many
patients with CTS are unable to differentiate hot from cold by touch, and
they experience an apparent loss of strength in their fingers. They might
appear clumsy because they have trouble performing simple tasks such as
tying their shoes or picking up small objects. In advanced cases, the
thenar muscle at the base of the thumb atrophies, and strength is lost.
(Source: excerpt from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: NWHIC)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions
When considering symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, it is also important to consider Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as a possible cause of other medical conditions.
The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may cause:
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The symptom information on this page
attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
This signs and symptoms information for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome has been gathered from various sources,
may not be fully accurate,
and may not be the full list of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome signs or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome symptoms.
Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may vary on an individual basis for each patient.
Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they
are indeed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome symptoms.