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Posted by wendy
on August 15, 2000 at 23:18:17:
In Reply to: Re: Can Carpal Tunnel Spread posted by Diane J. on February 26, 2000 at 14:36:28:
: : Back in 1998 i suffered a wrist fracture and in 1999 I was told I had CTS. For three days now i started feeling tingling and numbness is the last three fingers of the other hand down to the palm. Could cts spread like this if there was no trama to the other hand
: Hi Dianne no i don't believe carpal tunnel can go from one arm to the other....it sounds to me like you have a problem with the ulnar nerve in that arm...since a say your last three fingers and palm are numb and tingling....the ulnar nerve sends sensations to those fingers and the palm....go see a doctor right away...because you don't want to let it go...that is how mine started with the numbness in the fingers and palm...within four months i was having surgery...i had cubital tunnel which is entrapment of the ulnar nerve in the elbow...hope i could be of some help...please feel free to e-mail me if you have any more questions....LUV2Whales@juno.com....good luck to you...bye now diane
it can't directly spread as in the hand with CTS touches the other hand that doesn't have it. what can happen and did to me is this: I first had a right shoulder injury and had to wear a sling for a week and not use my right hand (I'm right handed), was put on an anti-inflamitory and vicodin. by the end of that week I couldn't make a fist with my left hand so I went to the dr and was diagnosed with tendonitis, given a splint and told not to use my left hand for a week or two. at the end of that time period I had developed the same problem in the other hand. went to the dr again and was given a splint for that hand. went back to the dr for a follow up and he figured out that I probably had CTS in both hands.
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