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Unread 01-25-2013, 05:14 AM   #1
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I am experiencing numbness in my wrists while sleeping, also I do get burning sensations in the fingers, can it be Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? If it so what are the solutions to this problem. Any inputs for this query are welcome.
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Unread 01-27-2013, 07:19 PM   #2
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Do you have pain in the thumb and little finger? Does your elbow hurt too?
The thumb usually is involved in carpal tunnel as is the little finger. But regardless, everyone is different, and it COULD be carpal tunnel.

Surgery is the only solution for it, and it is VERY VERY EASY. It doesn't take long at all, and it's not painful. I had it done on my left hand. I DID have to wear a brace for about 6 weeks afterwards. But it was no big deal. I could still use my hand, and could still type.

I'm so glad I had it done because it was SO painful!!! If I hadn't had it done, I would have had permanent nerve damage. Now i can type with NO pain at all. It was well worth it. It was also a work-related injury, much to my bosses dismay. He didn't want to pay the hospital bills, but he ended up having to. LOL Best of luck and God bless. Hugs, Lee
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Do you have pain in the thumb and little finger? Does your elbow hurt too?
The thumb usually is involved in carpal tunnel as is the little finger. But regardless, everyone is different, and it COULD be carpal tunnel.

Surgery is the only solution for it, and it is VERY VERY EASY. It doesn't take long at all, and it's not painful. I had it done on my left hand. I DID have to wear a brace for about 6 weeks afterwards. But it was no big deal. I could still use my hand, and could still type.

I'm so glad I had it done because it was SO painful!!! If I hadn't had it done, I would have had permanent nerve damage. Now i can type with NO pain at all. It was well worth it. It was also a work-related injury, much to my bosses dismay. He didn't want to pay the hospital bills, but he ended up having to. LOL Best of luck and God bless. Hugs, Lee
Is surgery the only solution? I don't have pain in my fingers, sometimes my elbow do hurt.
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They MIGHT try therapy -- my doc tried hot wax too. But in the long run, if it IS carpal tunnel, the only solution is surgery if you want to get rid of it for good. Sorry.
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We have a Repetitive Strain Injury sub forum - (RSI)
http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/forum96.html

Or visit our Thoracic Outlet Syndrome forum (TOS) for various info on therapies and /or surgery.
Do you do a lot of desk work or head/arms forward postures?
Any neck or shoulder pain/ tightness?

Especially if elbows are involved visit the TOS forum -
http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/forum24.html
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