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What causes carpal tunnel and trigger thumb?

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Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practicing since :1998

Answered : 5164 Questions

Posted on Mon, 7 Jul 2014 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I had trigger thumb, carpal tunnel and ulnar nerve damage in my left hand. I had surgery on all three. I had carpal tunnel on my right hand. I had surgery. my little finger on my right hand is numb but I don't feel it in my elbow. I think it is caught in my wrist. I feel that the carpal tunnel and trigger thumb was caused by some door release buttons at work, but with everything else that's going crazy, I wonder if its something else or if all could be caused by those buttons.
Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
neurotropic medication will help

Detailed Answer:
I have studied your case.
Neurotropic medication like pregabalin may help you can take them consulting your doctor.
It is due to door release button at work.
Physiotherapy plays important role in treatment like tens will help.
EMG NCV will help to locate nerve lesion.
I hope I have answered your questions. If you have further questions please feel free to ask. I will be happy to answer your question. Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi 1 hour later
what is physiotherapy. I have ordered some exercise balls called handmaster to exercise my hands. is that okay?
Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi 12 hours later
Brief Answer:
Explained below

Detailed Answer:
Hello again

There are some machine equipments which release low electrical impulse leading to pain relief and reduction in swelling.Such machine is TENS[ trans electro cutaneous nerve stimulation]
Another physiotherapy machine which is useful is USG [ultrasonography].

Till time you can use hand master to exercise.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

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