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Suggest treatment for numbness in the thumb caused by carpal tunnel syndrome

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Dr. Sudhir Kumar

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Posted on Sat, 24 Dec 2016 in Brain and Spine
Question: I have numbness in my thumb and 2 fingers in both hands. Fasting BS 85-90. Not sure of BP. Have not taken 5 mg Lisinipril regularly. Have taken last 2 nights. Lost 40 lbs last 4 months through diet and exercise. Take many supplements: multi, B,C, DIM, iron, D3.
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Brief Answer:
Your symptoms are suggestive of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for posting your query.

I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist, and would try my best to help you.

I have noted your clinical details. Based on the symptoms, the most likely diagnosis in your case is carpal tunnel syndrome, resulting in compression of median nerve at the level of wrist on both sides. The diagnosis can be confirmed by doing nerve conduction studies.

Initial treatment consists of medications such as gabapentin or pregabalin to reduce the symptoms. In severe cases, carpal tunnel decompression surgery may be needed (where the compressed median nerve is released by a minor surgery).

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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