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Avatar f tn Surgery may be required in some cases. The carpal tunnel (at your wrist through which the median nerve passes) changes its size depending on the position of the wrist. It’s widest when wrist and hand are straight in line. When the hand is bent up or down, the tunnel becomes slightly smaller. This then presses on the nerve which then causes a pain right up to the arm.
Avatar f tn My hands are constantly numb and at this point surgery is my only option but will have to wait until I give birth. There are carpal tunnel exercises you can do that can help, so try googling that and get some wrist braces for the added support, they help a lot especially if its not that bad. Try using ice packs and heat and alternate between those.
Avatar f tn Heya I have a question about carpal tunnel. I went to my gp yesterday cause I've been having alot of pain in my hand. It started in my middle ring and little finger n the palm then spread to my wrist and elbow. I've had pain there before but I fractured my elbow when I was 9 and I had flexor tendon repair surgery on my little finger when I was 22 so I put the pain down to those.
Avatar f tn I have experienced carpal tunnel syndrome with my pregnancy too.. its been for the last few months, but no where near as bad as yours sounds! Poor thing! Mine is worse early morning/night.. I've got weakness in my arms, numb finger tips and my middle finger and thumb are especially painful and often get stuck when I bend them.Luckily I haven't needed splints.
Avatar m tn I now have carpal tunnel in the right wrist. How can I relieve the pain of the carpal tunnel without having my fingers, hand, and arm swell up more? I wear a compression glove and sleeve.
518798 tn?1295215879 I'm a hand therapist, so I see lots of carpal tunnel. About the only exercise that really works well is median nerve stretches. If you look it up online, you'll find it. Also you need to figure out what is causing it. Are you on the computer alot, or doing something repititive? If so, figure out another way to do it, like put the key board in your lap while typing. Also you can wear wrist splints at night to protect the median nerve from getting into bad positions.
Avatar f tn I have both carpal and cubital tunnel. I have had surgery twice on my right arm - it helps about a year and then the pain, numbness, tingling just comes back - honestly unless you are getting nerve damage I would think long and hard before I chose surgery. I did the cortisone shots for a while and they initially helped and then stopped. I hate to say this but I really haven't found much that helps with the pain and I just have learned to deal with it.
Avatar f tn I had the same problem actually that was one the first things that happen to me how I found I was pregnant for me it went away doc just said just to hand exercises I hate it cause my whole arm well fell asleep a lot of numbness and tingling even when I would drive or be asleep I never had this problem with my other 2 pregnant so it was new too me
3226698 tn?1346452688 And the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome worsen at night, due to the positioning. CHF may contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome, because of fluid accumulation. So, take care and consult your doctor for stronger anti inflammatory medications. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
342988 tn?1299785956 I've heard cases that it gets so bad that women can't even hold their child once born or have to have surgery on their hands due to the carpal tunnel being so bad. Hope this helped some. Hopefully we can overcome this! Take care!
Avatar n tn Carpal tunnel-surgery? CCF Neuro[P] MD, RPS 4/14/1999 (3) Carpal tunnel-surgery? JERRY 6/16/1999 (0) Carpal tunnel-surgery? Jerry 6/16/1999 (1) Re: Carpal tunnel-surgery?
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Avatar n tn CCF Neuro[P] MD Have your wife tried any occupational therapy for the carpal tunnel. Splinting or bracing, exercises and instruction on ergonomics and changing the way she uses her hands might be worth a try. Sometimes conservative management helps reduce the symptoms enough and surgery can be avoided or at least delayed. Best of luck you both. : Dear KT: Thanks CCF Neuro MD Dear Paul, I suffered with carpal tunnel for four years. I was terrified of having surgery.
Avatar n tn CCF Neuro[P] MD Have your wife tried any occupational therapy for the carpal tunnel. Splinting or bracing, exercises and instruction on ergonomics and changing the way she uses her hands might be worth a try. Sometimes conservative management helps reduce the symptoms enough and surgery can be avoided or at least delayed. Best of luck you both. : Dear KT: Thanks CCF Neuro MD Dear Paul, I suffered with carpal tunnel for four years. I was terrified of having surgery.
Avatar n tn Treatment would include stretching exercises and immobilizing braces and splints. Local steroid injections, over the counter analgesics and carpal tunnel release surgery. Take care. .
Avatar n tn I see a lot of people blame carpal tunnel syndrome, and I think that might be the case with me, as I began having that symptom about six months ago. I use the computer a lot, for work as well as private, and back in October, every time I put my arm on the table to use a mouse, I got terrific tingling in my hand. Not pain, but very strong tingling. I bought a little beaded cushion in a computer store, to put under my wrist, and that pretty much brought it under control. . .
Avatar m tn It could also be due to carpal tunnel syndrome, only further evaluation can tell. In the meantime avoid all those movements and exercises which aggravate your symptoms and take OTC Ibuprofen pain medication. Ensure to take this medication after food to avoid gastritis. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn I saw my doctor and he says that since I didn't do anything to hurt it that it's not muscular. He is sending me to have an EMG because he thinks it's carpal tunnel. My hands do fall asleep a few nights a week, however, why would carpal tunnel be making under my shoulder blade throb so much? I am going to try to work, however small things around the house hurt. I have 3 days of work before the EMG is scheduled. Ice and heat aren't working since he thinks it's in my nerves. This pain is awful!
Avatar m tn Also, i work with computers which doesn't help at all. Perhaps it's completely unrelated to the surgery and I'm experiencing carpal tunnel? what can i do?
Avatar n tn You don't want to apply heat to a torn cuff (if that is your problem) unless you are going to stretch it or excercise it which I don't recommend until you have seen a doctor. Think tingling in the forearm to the fingers sounds like a Carpal Tunnel issue or some other type of nerve damage. Think about what I have asked you here and post back. I will share any experience I have with you.
Avatar f tn when i dont move it it feels like the blood is rushing back to my arm but it didnt feel like it was asleep. i have carpal tunnel but the pain stems from the center of my shoulder. i need some advice as to what tjis may be and some ways to relieve the pain.
Avatar n tn Vitki, yours might be the same problem, but I know from what you told me about your hands that you have arthritis and carpal tunnel in both of your wrist. For the arthritis dexterity exercises help, but will most likely need meds for more relief. As for the carpal tunnel I suggest either surgery or wrist support for while you sleep. My carpal tunnel was brought on by me sleeping on my wrists, so with the brace on at night, my pain has almost gone completely away.
Avatar f tn Carpal Tunnel syndrome probably. Using the computer too much?
Avatar n tn Good working style like working without bending the wrist, smooth movements and taking breaks in between for stretching the hands will help prevent carpal tunnel syndrome. Further wearing wrist support or wrist braces can further support along with strengthening exercises. But if max. medical therapy fails, surgical decompression may be the option. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn Hello, It seems to be Carpal tunnel Syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) or median neuropathy at the wrist is a medical condition in which the median nerve is compressed at the wrist, leading to pain, paresthesias, and muscle weakness in the forearm and hand A form of compressive neuropathy, CTS is more common in women.Physical examination and MR neurography can frequently diagnose CTS.
211940 tn?1267884866 who performed Nerve Conduction Studies exam on both my arms and confirmed I have carpal tunnel syndrome in both arms which I knew I had but I was not using the braces because they gave me little relief. Dr. suggested I start using them again because sometimes CTS can cause pain in the upper arms and the braces can relieve this, so I did. After 6 weeks of painful nights with little sleep, I am finally free of the pain and am sleeping much better and without any pain meds.
Avatar n tn As you suggested, many of the sites about TOS talked about stretching exercises. However, none of them actually gave any exercises to try -- reportedly because doing the exercise wrong could worsen the condition. Some sites then posted an office where this could be treated -- usually some office in California (across the country for me). That sounds like my chiropractor who kept telling me to come back every couple of days, but I wasn't getting any relief of my symptoms.
Avatar f tn If its not CTS then its probably a nerve impingement caused by one of your disc herniations. I wonder why the Neurologist didn't check you for Cervical radiculopathy when you were having the EMG. Although, It can take up to 3 weeks after your symptoms begin to show abnormalities on the test. You would probably benefit a lot from a referral to P.T. They can get you started on traction and some stretching exercises that will really help.
Avatar f tn It seems like all of us who have neck problems and have had surgery still have this awful upper back pain. I’ve had it for years. Carpal Tunnel is thought for your hand and finger pain, but it wouldn't explain the upper back pain.Physical Therapy might help, possibly some gentle neck stretching exercises although, you sound like you’re plenty active already. Hopefully your Rheumatologist might have some insight as to how to best treat your pain.