Retired nurse, healthy history, high BP on meds x2 yrs, sudden symptoms of bilateral numbness both hands Right> Left worsening over 3 months.
EMG showed mild bilateralmedian mononeuropathies at wrists with ongoing denervation in right abductor pollicis brevis muscle. Question is this, dr says that I am wired differently because I have numbness in middle, ring and pinky finger, opposite of usual carpel tunnel complaints, is this common?
I am having surgery 2/16 on right, will I regain feeling in fingers that are numb now? Would you have ordered stat surgery , too?
Thanks for any responses.
Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out. What you have described normally doesnât occur in a typical carpal tunnel syndrome. In the median entrapment neuropathy in carpal tunnel syndrome, the lateral half of the ring finger and the little finger are usually not involved. Their involvement is an indirect indication of the involvement of the ulnar nerve which is usually involved around the elbow area and is called the cubital tunnel syndrome. The usual treatment of the same is usually done by occupational & physiotherapy. Diabetes & hypothyroidism are the2 diseases which commonly can involve both the medial & ulnar nerves and need to be ruled out.
Anyhow, youâll still need the surgery as the carpal tunnel is definitely involved. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
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