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Carpal Tunnel And Neuropathy

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Carpel Tunnel or Neuropathy?

Hi Dr. Henry,How can I tell the difference between Carpel Tunnel and Peripheral Neuropathy? I have pain and numbness in my hands and it is much worse at night - I lose almost all sensation on the surface of my skin, but my hands really hurt. This...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The hand symptoms you describe would be much more consistent with carpal tunnel syndrome than due to HIV or drug related neuropathy. I would recommend an evaluation by a neurologist possible with nerve conduction studies to further pinpoint the... Read more »

Carpal Tunnel

Is Carpal Tunnel common from HIV infection alone without the legs or feet being affected or is it... Read more »

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Vs Masturbation

Hi - I have a pain in my Left hand middle finger. I have severe pain at times. I think it got... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy

Introduction What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes It? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Is It Diagnosed? How Do You Prevent It? How Do You Treat It? Concerns for People Over 50 What Can Help to Ask About at a... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Tips for PHAs With Peripheral Neuropathy

"Over the past six months I've noticed a burning feeling in my feet. It's not too bad, but it is constant. I'm worried about it. Should I mention it to my doctor? Do you have any tips on how to handle it?" -- J.M., Yellowknife, NWT Christopher... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Understanding and Managing Peripheral Neuropathy

Table of Contents Introduction A Snapshot of the Nervous System Clinical Features of Peripheral Neuropathy Development of DSPN Diagnosing DSPN Risk Factors for DSPN Neuropathy Management DSPN Therapies Conclusion Selected... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy (peripheral = furthest away; neuro = nerve; pathy = damage) Peripheral neuropathy (PN) -- nerve damage that causes numbness, burning, tingling and sometimes severe pain in the toes, feet and legs, and sometimes in the... Read more »
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I am so happy I got the WOOHOO from Dr Bob

Posted by Anonymous
I finally got the go ahead to yell WOOHOO from Dr Bob, I am so releaved after he answered me about my 39, 80 and 110 day tests. Just in time becuse I have to go to surgery today for carpel tunnel syndrome and this is going to make me relax just... Read more »

Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?

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Neuropathy?

Posted by Anonymous
Is it possible to have hiv neuropathy (not the neuropathy produced by med but by hiv itself) soon after being infected, that its withing the first year of being infected? How likeky?





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What is neuropathy pain?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
Can someone describe what is neuropathy pain? Read more »