Do you have carpal tunnel quiz

If you spend long hours typing or doing other activities that involve repetitive hand movements, you might be at risk for developing carpal tunnel syndrome. The median nerve and tendons located in the carpal tunnel of your wrist can become compressed if your anatomy makes you prone to this kind of strain. So how do you know if you have carpal tunnel syndrome? Here are some telltale signs that suggest it’s time to see a doctor. As always you can try our "Do I have carpal tunnel quiz" at the tome of the page.

Do I have carpal tunnel quiz

You do you carpal tunnel? Here are some signs

Numbness and tingling in your hand

Carpal tunnel syndrome often causes numbness and tingling in the fingers of your hand. It’s usually most common in the thumb, index, and middle fingers, which bear most of the pressure of repetitive hand movements. The onset of tingling or diminished sensation in the fingers is a clear warning sign of impending carpal tunnel.

Loss of strength in your grip and wrist

If you experience a loss of strength in your wrist or hand, it could be a sign of carpal tunnel. These symptoms will likely become more pronounced when you’re performing activities that require a firm grip, like lifting heavy objects or hammering nails. If your hands start to feel weak or shaky, it could be a sign that you need to adjust your routine or take a break from certain activities to prevent further nerve damage.

Pain in the wrist and hand

People with carpal tunnel often experience pain in their wrist and hand. Where exactly the pain occurs in your hand may depend on which tendon is affected by the carpal tunnel. The median nerve transports sensation to a couple of different regions of the hand, so there are a couple of different kinds of pain that can be symptoms of carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel pain that occurs on the palm side of the wrist near the thumb is known as a “thumb tunnel syndrome,” in which the median nerve is compressed at the wrist. When the median nerve is compressed in the back of the hand at the wrist, it’s called “Wrist BPP” (Wrist Bilateral Posterior Phalangeal). Wrist BPP may also cause tingling sensations in the hand, and it’s sometimes referred to as “posterior carpal tunnel syndrome.”

You hear a clicking or popping sound when moving your wrist

If you hear a clicking or popping sound when you move your wrist, this could be a sign of carpal tunnel. As the median nerve is compressed in the carpal tunnel, fluid build-up can occur between the nerve and the surrounding tissues. When you move your wrist, that fluid can slosh around and make a clicking noise. You may also feel a popping sensation or experience some pain. This can occur when doing simple tasks like making a fist or turning a doorknob.

How will a quiz help you determine if you have carpal tunnel syndrome?

Our quiz has questions you need to answer in order to determine if you have some symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. You simply answer whatever fits your situation the best. At the end we will guide you to the right answer. Remember that this is not an accurate diagnosis and you should visit your doctor to get an accurate assessment. 


If any of these symptoms sound familiar, it’s important to schedule an appointment with a doctor. If left untreated, carpal tunnel syndrome can lead to long-term nerve damage or even permanent disability. Some people experience relief from symptoms with self-care techniques, like adjusting their work station or taking breaks from certain activities. However, carpal tunnel is often a sign that your body needs a break from your current routine. It may be time to try a new hobby or get some help with household chores.

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