Are Itching Palms A Symptom of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Question by Jodi
Answer by Doctors at First Hand Medical
Itching palms are not a well-known symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. However, it is a fairly typical symptom and not unusual at all. When nerves are pinched the body can often produce an unexpected symptom or result. With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome the Median Nerve is pinched or put under pressure from swelling and symptoms of this condition can be felt anywhere in the body along the nerve path of the Median Nerve with runs between the tips of the fingers and the cortex at the base of the brain.
So itching palms, while not a common Carpal Tunnel Symptom, this is not atypical of the response the body presents when the Median Nerve is under external pressure.
This pressure is usually caused by one of two factors or both factors at the same time. One is the injured soft tissue around the Carpal Tunnel is injured from repetitive stress or a fall with sudden impact and it loses its flexibility causing a pinching action in the tight space of anatomy known as the Carpal Tunnel.
The second factor is the injured soft tissue puts off lymphatic fluid, also known as inflammation. This pressure increases because this fluid gets trapped in the Carpal Tunnel and the pressure builds as it progresses. This pressure also causes restrictions in blood circulation making it impossible for the body to heal as it normally would. This is why Carpal Tunnel Syndrome falls into a category of Medicine called “nerve entrapment conditions”.
This hand malady is cyclical and the low blood circulation cannot clear out the inflammation and return the body to its’ natural healing processes without outside help.
While the body needs help to overcome this entrapment state in the Carpal Tunnel, Carpal Tunnel Surgery is extreme measure and given the risks and potential for scar tissue formation and complications, Carpal Tunnel Surgery is a last resort treatment for Carpal Tunnel Nerve Entrapment.
There is a much better way to treat Carpal Tunnel Symptoms like:
• Itching Palms, or
• Itching Forearms
• Itchiness on the back of the hand
These symptoms often result from entrapment of the Median Nerve in the Carpal Tunnel.
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You have itching palms, but you are not Sure if you Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
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As Carpal Tunnel progresses other symptoms often present themselves. Some of these include what patients describe as shooting electrical shocks up their forearms. Some describe odd symptoms like burning pain or an aching neck. There are hundreds of possible combinations of symptoms, which can make it difficult for the average General Practice Doctor to make a solid diagnosis with confidence. You can rely on the following simple self-diagnosis approach in your efforts to clearly identify what your collection of symptoms might be.
Do not rule out or ignore any symptoms that follow the nerve path of the Median Nerve which runs from the tips of the fingers to the cortex of the brain and can affect any muscle, joint or other parts of the anatomy along this nerve path.
Here are a few tips that can help you with your self-diagnosis:
If you have one ( 1 ) of the symptoms listed on our “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms” page above, then you have a 70 – 80% chance of having Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
If you have two ( 2 ) of the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms listed on the “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms” page then you have a 80 -90% chance of having Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
If you have three ( 3 ) or more of the Carpal Tunnel Symptoms listed on our “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms” page above then you have a greater than 95% surety that you have this chronic hand / wrist condition.
You can also find the symptoms page in the top or bottom Navigation Bar on each page of the website for your convenience.
Knowledge is Power.
Nerve Pain can be very unpredictable and hard to diagnose even for Medical Professionals. Many mistakes are made trying to diagnose the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Another example of the unpredictable nature of Carpal Tunnel is the pinching of the nerve at the base of the hand can cause symptoms like shoulder pain, elbow pain or even neck pain or itching palms. These symptoms often cause patients to doubt that they have CTS. But these symptoms, though not common, are fairly routine symptoms of this debilitating and frustrating hand condition. This simple method can give you a high degree of confidence to know whether or not you have CTS. A Neurologists can perform a Nerve Conductivity Study and give a definitive diagnosis. However, these procedures can be expensive and painful.
Most people don’t need to have the Nerve Conductivity Study unless they have conflicting symptoms or want to have Surgery. Surgeons require you have a Nerve Conductivity Study in order to be reimbursed by health insurance.