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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 m tn At the age of 13 (in your profile) you are very young to be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is inflammation of the actual carpal tunnel which then aggravates the tendons that run through it. Rest and immobilization of the wrist is important. Any repetitive use will aggravate the condition. There are also other conditions of the wrist that can cause problems; neck problems too can cause pins and needles to run down the arm.
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.
1625195 tn?1332178662 The numbness and pins and needles that you are experiencing sounds like a carpal tunnel problem. The carpal can get inflamed or thickened and pinches the nerves inside of it that send messages from the brain to the fingers. The arm problem may also be from tendon problems. You need to support the wrist. You can buy wrist splints for this. Or bandage half the arm, wrist and hand to give support. You need to rest the arm and hand.
Avatar m tn It could be carpal or it could be something relating to the surgery you had years ago. Either way, pain is an indicator that something is wrong. You need to have your hand/wrist/arm checked by a doctor.
518798 tn?1295212279 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 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.
Avatar m tn You most likely have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (which is increased pressure on median nerve in wrist) , You may also have several other conditions: Cervical Spondylosis (vertabrae in neck worn and bone and cartridge deterioration resulting in bone spurs and pressing on nerves), Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (a compession of nerves or blood vessels between clavical and rib cage), Peripheral Neuropathy (caused by alcohol, diabetes, or lead/mercury poisoning), Cubital Tunnal Syndrome (ulnar nerve proble
Avatar f tn This can get compressed in the wrist, leading to numbness of these areas leading to a condition called Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The nerve can get compressed due to obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, hypothyroidism, arthritis and trauma. Would advise you to consult your primary care physician who may do a neurological assessment and may ask for Nerve conduction Studies to detect lesions in the nerves. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn I have had carpal tunnel in my right hand for years, never in my left until about 2 months ago. I'm 33 weeks pregnant and the pain is almost unbearable. It affects my sleep to the point where I want to cry. I wear braces on both wrists but it doesn't seem to help much. Does anyone have any advice on what works to diminish the pain? I'm desperate!
Avatar f tn Carpal Tunnel syndrome probably. Using the computer too much?
Avatar f tn I have restless leg syndrome sometimes at night
Avatar m tn Wondering if you've been tested for carpal tunnel syndrome? It typically is aggravated by repetitive movement and if you start dropping objects (loss of grip strength), it's a good place to start. An orthopedist is a great start! Good Luck!
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 No, carpal tunnel is in your hand/arm/wrist. I haven't heard of the leg cramps before, sorry!
Avatar f tn About a week ago I started with a pain under my right shoulder blade. After about 2 days ( I wait tables and bartend) it extended into my arm. It now throbs and tingles and my right hand is weak most of the time. 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.
6759135 tn?1420070652 So I've been getting carpal tunnel my whole pregnancy. At first it was just numbness in my fingertips but as my pregnancy has progressed, it's slowly gotten worse. It's now to the point where it's painful and interfering in normal everyday things. I can't turn on a tap, it hurts to open bottles, I find it difficult to get up because I can't put any weight on my hands at all. The pain is shooting all the way up to my elbow now. Should I see a doctor?
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.
3226698 tn?1346449088 Hello, I've been diagnoised w/Diabetes about 3 months ago. I felt Ok, just didn't know until doctor told me. I've taken many different medicines for it. I am WONDERING since "after" getting diabetes, if this has anything to do with me getting the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? First, I had hurting "elbow" pain in my right elbow, after taking medicines for D. My doctor said just a coincedence.
Avatar f tn The pins and needles with numbness can also be from carpal tunnel problems. When the carpal tunnel gets inflamed or thickened, the nerves inside of the carpal tunnel get pinched and this causes the pins and needles and numbness in the fingers. Problems in the little finger are usually from trapped nerves in the neck area. The nerve conduction tests will identify if you have carpal tunnel. Make sure that you support your wrist and hand.
Avatar f tn Has anyone developed Carpal tunnel or any other wrist pain during pregnancy? Ive had such an easy pregnancy but lately my thumb and wrist have been aching really bad. I heard its common to get in pregnancy.
7536154 tn?1400112427 I'm 36 weeks. And can't wait for this to be over lol. But I have severe pain in my left wrist. I'm a FTM. Any other moms experiencing carpal tunnel and if so how are you dealing with it?
Avatar f tn s not painful but very uncomfortable. Any ideas how to deal with it? I read it could be carpal tunnel syndrome but hoping something will help as otherwise I'll never get any sleep.
Avatar n tn Hello. Carpal tunnel syndrome seems a bit unlikely here. The pain seems to originate from the forearm. Does it originate somewhere around the elbow joint? Have you been using this particular arm or forearm excessively recently? If yes, this could be a muscular pain, which can be cured by giving rest to the arm and some massage.
Avatar f tn You can buy them in the drug store. Be sure the kind you get are meant for carpal tunnel. It will help you some but you need to go see a doctor. The surgery for CT isn't bad at all and the pain goes away almost right away.
Avatar n tn And this sounds kind of like a silly suggestion-but have you injured your arm-or are you lifting weights or trying new exercises-sometimes if I am experiencing different pains or soreness it is because I am trying a new sport or exercise.
11812324 tn?1435883504 Has anyone else gotten carpal tunnel since being pregnant? If so, how are you dealing with it?
Avatar f tn I'm 38 weeks and this last week started getting carpal tunnel. It's become almost unbearable and can't even move my fingers at night they hurt so bad. They hurt during the day also just not as bad. I'm afraid I'm not going to be able to take care of my baby when he comes.