When dealing with carpal tunnel it's important to ask the right questions. Here are some of my favorites:
- Why do I only have carpal tunnel pain on one hand?
- Why do only some pregnant women get carpal tunnel syndrome?
- How come I didn't have any pain for 40 years but now I started having pain this year?
- If my carpal tunnel is small and that's the reason I have pain, wouldn't I have always had pain then?
- If computer use is to blame for the pain, how come it hurts more when I sleep than when I'm actually using the computer?
- If I have permanent nerve damage, how come the pain and weakness comes and goes?
- I understand corticosteroid injections might decrease the inflammation, but what is causing the inflammation in the first place?
- If I wear a wrist brace won't the muscles get weaker and lose flexibility over time and isn't that a bad thing for long-term health?
- The surgery cuts the transverse carpal ligament, but isn't that ligament important?
- Isn't the surgery only helping relieve the symptom and not addressing the cause of the pain and numbness?
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