Sometimes, if the condition is severe or if it's left untreated, nerve and muscle damage in the hands can be permanent. The most common permanent problems are weakened hand muscles and chronic pain. Fortunately, most people's carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms can be controlled with proper treatment.
David E. Quinn, MD
Specialty: Hand Surgery
- hand surgery
- orthopedic surgery
Location and Office HoursCapital Region Orthopaedic Group
Albany, NY 12206
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- Albany Memorial Hospital
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Can carpal tunnel syndrome cause permanent damage?
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What is a spinal flexion problem?
Rick Olderman, Physical Therapy, answeredA spinal flexion problem is a movement dysfunction wherein the spine flexes (bends) too much or too soon at one or two vertebral levels or the abdominals cannot stabilize spinal flexion, all of which cause pain. This typically involves hips that do not flex well.
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What could happen if I get hit in the sternum?
A direct blow to the sternum may result in a heart contusion. This occurs when the heart is compressed between the sternum and the spine, causing an injury to the right ventricle or even a rupture to the aorta. This injury needs to be referred to the emergency room immediately. (This answer provided for NATA by the University of Montana Athletic Training Education Program.)
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