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joint stiffness and numbness

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 29, 2009
  • 09:05 AM

I have tested positive for carpal tunnel in both wrists, which causes numbness, tingling and pain. However I also have numbness and tingling in my pinky toes. Feet cannot have carpal tunnel. I have stiff joints especially the hips and back. Sometimes I can't stand up all the way. I just stop.

I am wondering if maybe I don't have carpal tunnel, but something that is causing all of this.

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  • I have tested positive for carpal tunnel in both wrists, which causes numbness, tingling and pain. However I also have numbness and tingling in my pinky toes. Feet cannot have carpal tunnel. I have stiff joints especially the hips and back. Sometimes I can't stand up all the way. I just stop. I am wondering if maybe I don't have carpal tunnel, but something that is causing all of this. Yes, having symptoms in BOTH hands as well as in your feet is worth investigating (there is a condition called tarsal tunnel syndrome in feet) Unlikely that you would have all 4 extremities affected...The numbness in your feet may be unrelated, but it MAY represent something happening in your spinal column or brain. Testing positive for carpal tunnel in both wrists should lead you to ask more questions. Did they run the test into your spine to see if the problem is higher? Or did they just run it the direction of your fingertips? For carpal tunnel syndrome, the numbness should be (usually) in the thumb, index, long and maybe 1/2 of the ring fingers. It should NOT be in the pinky. It is typically worse at night and when driving. Have you tried splints? There are many possibilities...you may need an MRI of the brain/spinal column. Just a few things to consider.
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