Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Postby lullabybunny1 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:41 pm

the last week or so my left hand has been really sore, it is stiff and really painful and weak, the pain is shooting up my arm and into my shoulder. I keep dropping things if i hold them in my left hand, plates, glasses, phone etc. I have never had pains like this before and wondered if it sounds like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? The pain is going into my other hands aswell now. I bought a cura heat wrist thing today coz i couldn't find a proper wrist strap. It isn't helping at all
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Re: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Postby pinksandblues » Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:08 pm

Hi I had nerve testing for carpal tunnel , you also get numbness and tingerling symptoms with it , but the test showed not mine is part of the FM , wendy :D
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Re: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Postby LinzWorld » Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:14 pm

You need to see your GP and maybe get tested for carpal tunnel. Myofascial pain can cause similar symptoms, but you need to get it checked out.
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Re: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Postby PhilDiggle » Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:32 am

I have similar problems. I've got a numbness down half of my left hand and upto my elbow. Pretty sure its not carpal though.

There's two tests you can do yourself before seeing a dr (and they'll do the same) because I've been tested for it before. Number one is to sit at a desk, put your elbow on it and relax your wrist allowing your hand to flop down. If that causes you to get pins and needles throughout all of your hand then it could be CTS.

Another test is to get someone to tap lightly on the palm of your hand. Around the base bit of your palm (akin to where you rest your hands at a keyboard) if you get either a numbing or tingling sensation from these taps, then again probably reason to get CTS checked.

CTS also does provide a weakness in grip, but from what I recall its got to be a significant difference in grip compared with your age range or your other hand.

Hope that helps, and hope you get the problems controlled :)
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Re: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Postby smiler22 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:23 pm

hi i have been tested for carpul tunnel sydrome several times. i have problems wihmy arms anyway. so my arms are a lot different as i have rareitys to them...... but if it is carpel tunnel the gp will usually send you to a specialist and then they will more than likely try you in a splint and then if that doesnt help you will probably be sent for a set of nerve conduction tests. which checks the carpel tunnel.
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