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Carpal tunnel syndrome

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I was told that I had corpal tunnel in both hands in about 1994 or 1995 and I had surgery on my left hand. And I was to get my right one done 10 days later. But I chose not to left had too many problems. They said they didn't even know how I was using my hands. Well my question is I am having the same problems in my left hand again even thou I have had surgery for the release. And my right one has not changed. What do I do or what does that mean. I have burned my arm from weakness in my hands and pain gets really bad. They will go completely num. What do you think I should do and is this normal?


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replied January 29th, 2007
Muscular & Nerve Disorders Answer A2223
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a compressive neurological disorder of the nervus medianus. Carpal tunnel forms between the carpal bones. Carpal tunnel includes the ligaments below these bones and the ligamentum carpi transversum from above. Inside the carpal canal, tendons of the hand’s flexor muscles and medianus nerve exist. Any increase in volume in the canal causes compression of the medianus nerve. There could be many reasons for compression of the medianus nerve: rheumatism, trauma (bleeding, fractures, luxations), tumors and professional predisposition. Conditions like menopause and obesity are some examples of predispositional factors. Symptoms of tunnel carpal syndrome are pain in the radial part of the hand and the first 3 fingers, numbness and itching in the same fingers and atrophy of the hand’s tenar.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that is usually treated with surgical decompression of the carpal tunnel. Results from the operation are better when the operation is performed earlier, within the first six months after the symptoms began. When the operation is delayed, the results are worse because nerve damage becomes irreversible in time.

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