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Other Conditions With Symptoms Similar to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Other conditions that can have symptoms similar to carpal tunnel syndrome include:

  • An injury to the muscles, ligaments, or tendons.
  • A broken bone (fracture).
  • A dislocated bone (one end of a bone is pulled or pushed out of its normal position).
  • Nerve problems in the fingers, elbow, or neck.
  • Certain conditions, such as obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, lupus, or hypothyroidism. (These conditions can also contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome.)
  • Arthritis in the thumb joint or wrist.
By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer David Pichora, MD, FRCSC - Orthopedic Surgery
Last Revised October 21, 2010

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: October 21, 2010
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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