Yes, and it's scary. I had myn surgery 6 months ago after being diagnosed 12 years and at first had steroid injections which were great, then they stopped working. I read that losing the thumb musclemis the last stage of CTS Thumb Muscle Atrophy-the muscle affected is the Thenar muscle- th op is called opponensplasty They involve moving an expendable tendon from one part of the hand and attaching that tendon to the thumb to replace the missing function. I am searching to see if there are secific excercises to build the muscle back up but I fear there aren't..
The difference between cervical radiculopathy and carpal tunnel syndrome is often made clinically by using a careful neurologic examination with provocative tests. Provocative tests can show irritation by reproducing hand symptoms caused by either a cervical nerve root in the neck or by the carpal tunnel itself. If a careful physical examination cannot determine the cause of the symptoms, an EMG test may be used. The EMG tests the electrical conduction of nerves and can show which nerves are involved as the nerve endings may be compressed in the neck or as they cross either the elbow or the wrist. When this happens in the elbow it is called cubital tunnel syndrome and affects the ulnar nerve.
Tip 5: Punctuation can enhance your search as well. Use quotes ("search term") to only include pages with the same words in the same order. But only use this if you are looking for an exact word or phrase, otherwise you may exclude helpful results. Add an asterisk (search term*) as a placeholder for any unknown or wildcard terms. For example, C*l Tunnel would give you results for Cubital Tunnel and Carpal Tunnel. Place a question mark (search term?) for single-character wildcard matching. For example, pa?ent would give you results for parent, patent, etc. You may also use the plus sign (search + word) between words for words you must have in the results.