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Carpal Tunnel Quiz

1. Do you frequently feel tingling or numbness in the palm of your hand and fingers (especially thumb, index, and middle fingers)?
Yes
No

2 . Do you frequently feel burning in the palm of your hand and fingers (especially thumb, index, middle fingers)?
Yes
No

3. Do you frequently feel an itching sensation in the palm of your hand and fingers?
Yes
No

4. Does wearing a splint at night ease your symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Yes No

5. Do your fingers feel useless and swollen, even when no swelling is evident?
Yes
No

6. Even if you now experience symptoms in the daytime, do you recall your initial symptoms occurred at night?
Yes No

7. Did your initial symptoms occur in one hand, rather than both hands?:
Yes No

8. Have you ever been awakened from sleep feeling you need to "shake out" your hand to ease symptoms?
Yes No

9. Do you have decreased grip strength?
Yes No

10. Are you clumsy when handling objects?
Yes
No

11. Are you able by touch to distinguish between hot and cold?
Yes No

12. Was your dominant hand affected first?
Yes No

13. Have you ever experienced trauma or injury to your wrist which caused swelling?
Yes No

14. Do you one or more of the following underlying conditions?
Overactive pituitary gland
Yes No
Hypothyroidism Yes No
Rheumatoid arthritis Yes No
Diabetes Yes
No

15. Have you experienced fluid retention during pregnancy or menopause?

Yes No N/A

16. Do you have a job which involves work-related stress of the hand (such as assembly-line workers, or working with a jackhammer)?

Yes No

17. Do you experience shooting pains which radiate from your forearm to your shoulder?

Yes No

18. Do your symptoms occur in your little finger?

Yes No

The little finger is controlled by a different nerve than the median nerve.

19. Do your symptoms worsen when using your affected hand?
Yes
No

Your score: If you answered 15 or more of the above questions, "Yes," there's an excellent chance that you're suffering from carpal's tunnel syndrome, and you need to seek medical attention.

 

 


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