10 Signs You May Have a Thyroid Problem

9. Carpal Tunnel

Weakness or tingling in the arms, wrists, hands, and legs is a sign of carpal tunnel syndrome, a common sign of undiagnosed thyroid condition. While clinically significant numbers of patients experience these symptoms, many doctors and even specialists are not aware of the strong links between thyroid problems and carpal tunnel syndrome. As such, the root cause of the carpal tunnel symptoms is often misdiagnosed.

Treatment for thyroid-related carpal tunnel syndrome is the same as it is for stress- or injury-related carpal tunnel syndrome. Ergonomic improvements, wrist braces, physical therapy, specialized exercise regimens and anti-inflammatory medications may all be recommended.

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