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When should I call my doctor if I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

David A. Cautilli, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
If you feel that you have a problem with your hands -- a loss of strength, pain, numbness, tingling or things that wake you up at night -- you may have carpal tunnel syndrome and should be evaluated. Most people chalk it up to the aging process and don't necessarily get things looked at. By the time people go to the doctor to get treated, their symptoms are fairly advanced and sometimes could have been prevented or made better earlier.

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