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Does itching and numbness in palm & thumb indicate carpal tunnel?

I have an intermittent itch in the palm of my left hand, and occasional tingling/ numbness on the right side of my left thumb. Could this be carpal tunnel? Something else? I am 33 years old and have a desk job with light to moderate typing (therapist). I am right handed.
Tue, 10 Jun 2014
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You mentioned that there is itching and numbness in left hand .
Carpal tunnel is formed by flexor retinaculum on the anterior side , while carpus posterior side . Median nerve and flexor tendons pass through it.
I will try to explain ,what is syndrome . In carpal tunnel patient complaints of pain that is worse in the night & relieved by hanging the hand over the edge of bed, this is a feature of carpal tunnel syndrome ( clinically ) .
In your case you are not having this syndrome.
So consult a physician and get his opinion.
Good luck.
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