I'm a 43 yr old female, whose job is very computer oriented. I recently had an EMG test come back moderate and was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. I have pain that can be in my palm, wrist or now higher up my forearm. I have lost grip strength and have dropped heavy items. So far this is consistent with what I have read up on CTS. However, I have no numbness or tingling. (I do wear a brace at night and have never been awaken due to numbness). Finkelstein test is negative- no pain. Although I have loss ROM and can’t bend my wrist that far.
My pain level did decrease with therapy. Although, the work comp doctor is concerned about the muscle atrophy and nerve damage. He has recommended endoscopic carpal tunnel release.
My question is can I have CTS without having numbness and or tingling?