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Old 09-15-2013, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Johnson City, Tn
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I am going to the Doc tomorrow but I think my symptoms are CTS. For the past maybe 2 weeks, my left hand fingers (Pointer then thumb and Middle) feel like they go numb at work at different times. Since I got moved to a new section with heavier movement it shows up more often and even just relaxing at home.

Basically at work I lift 8 - 12 pound metal items off a table on my left (usually with just my left arm, one at a time, line them up in a machine with both hands, pull it out and send it down a conveyor line. I do this at a minimum of 1500 times a shift.

I was filling out some forms a couple of days ago, left handed in writing, and it just became a little painful with the numbness. Feeling like I laid on it wrong type of falling asleep. Prickly feeling.

Does this sound like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:07 PM
 
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I am going to the Doc tomorrow but I think my symptoms are CTS. For the past maybe 2 weeks, my left hand fingers (Pointer then thumb and Middle) feel like they go numb at work at different times. Since I got moved to a new section with heavier movement it shows up more often and even just relaxing at home.

Basically at work I lift 8 - 12 pound metal items off a table on my left (usually with just my left arm, one at a time, line them up in a machine with both hands, pull it out and send it down a conveyor line. I do this at a minimum of 1500 times a shift.

I was filling out some forms a couple of days ago, left handed in writing, and it just became a little painful with the numbness. Feeling like I laid on it wrong type of falling asleep. Prickly feeling.

Does this sound like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Yes, it does. Do you have a brace or support?
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Johnson City, Tn
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Yes, it does. Do you have a brace or support?
Nope
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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Btw, there are plenty of wrist braces at the Thrift Stores for $1 instead of $15.
And are washable
I think they come from roller bladers or something I give them out to friends like candy!
In an emergency once long ago, I wrapped a magazine around my wrist
with tight rubber bands to stop my hand from bending while I slept.
Wearing a wrist brace at night can help surprisingly...and on the weekends.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Johnson City, Tn
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Went to the Doc. Confirmed for CTS. Being sent for a EM something where they poke the electric needles in my fingers and from there possible surgery for it. Also a prescription for the Brace for in the meantime.

He tapped a spot on my wrist and it was a weird type feeling. Made me about jump off the table. Can't say it was pain but just very weird shock up my arm through my fingers.
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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Well, please, research other alternatives before surgery!
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:11 PM
 
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Well, please, research other alternatives before surgery!
Why???

Surgery is the best treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome.....its a compression neuropathy, decompressing the nerve is the best fix....
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:07 PM
 
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Yes, it sounds like CTS. Go to the store pharmacy and get a brace that covers your hand and wrist and usually has a metal piece from one end to the other. Wear it at night and that helps.
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