Do you have Carpal Tunnel?

@marciascott (25557)
United States
March 26, 2009 9:45pm CST
I have it in both of my wrist. I had Surgery done on my left wrist, but didn't get it done on my right wrist, so it still bothers me, i was watching this program on TV. this Doctor said during neck execise is good for it, or Flexso, and or Vitaman B, He said it was noting more than imflamation of the Joints. Do you think it is true? I do. I am going to try those neck excersise. I will try anyone of these methods.
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@la_chique (1499)
27 Mar 09
My mum has that. I hope I never get it. She lost all sensitivity in her fingers and because she is blind, it makes her really frustrated because she cant read braille anymore.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
27 Mar 09
That is so sad. did she get an operation on it? I hope there is something they can do to help your Mom.
28 Mar 09
She had an op but I dont think its helped all that much.
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28 Mar 09
lol, my mum I mean
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@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I had carpal tunnel. It got so bad it was affecting my job,sleeping and every day life! Most people have one wrist done at a time. I didn't! I had both wrists done at the same time! I didn't want to worry about 2 surgeries! I want it done and over with! I had the surgery 12 years ago and glad I did!
@marciascott (25557)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I would of had both of the surgeries done it was just that I didn't want to be helpless. So I let them do one at a time.
@lynnemg (4540)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I do have carpal tunnel in both of my wrists as well.I can't say that Vitamin B or anything else really helps aside from anti-inflammatory meds like Aleve. I have other problems in my neck and back, and have had a Vitamin B deficiencty before so I take a B-Complex Vitamin anyway. If they do work, my doctors have never told me. I hope they do for you. Please let me know if they do or not.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Well I don't know yet, I have to do like the Doctor saids, get V.B pills or do those excerse for the neck. I am going to try it though, I hope you try it too, to get some comfort.
• Canada
27 Mar 09
I don't have that problem, but my step-father has it really badly. He's going in for surgery on both hands, on June 4th. He's needed to have the surgery for a long time, and the doctor finally managed to get him in for a consultation, and soon for surgery in June. It'll be nice when the problem is completely solved.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Well I had surgery done in one wrist, and I was supposed to get the other one done, I never did, but the one I got surgery done on, it still bothers me, those surgeries might help for a little while but then yolu still have that promblem again, it was over 15 yrs, since I had my left wrist done and it still bothers me, but not as bad.
@Darkwing (21590)
27 Mar 09
Oooooooh, poor you! I never had Carpel Tunnel but a similar problem in both wrists, then it crept up through my elbows and shoulders and to my nervous centre at the back of my neck. That was RSI, (Repetitive Strain Injury), and I had to have three courses of accupuncture, plus visits to various specialists, including one in London, before I could finally do anything with my hands. The pain was terrible, and I don't envy you one bit. It comes back from time to time but nowhere near as bad as it was, although I think I have it in my knee now. Yes, I would think neck exercise and wrist exercise are both good for it. I used to get pain in the carpal area and massage it gently until it subsided. It is inflamation of the joints, plus something to do with the nerves, I believe. My physio gave me some exercises... one was to slowly move the head up and down, and then side to side, and the other was to hold onto the hands with the spare hand flexing the wrist, to and forth. They might help, my friend. Brightest Blessings.
@marciascott (25557)
• United States
28 Mar 09
Yes, Darkwing I really think those excerise would help, Thats what the Doctor said. I am glad you are not having problems with it anymore. Have a nice weekend!
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@Darkwing (21590)
28 Mar 09
Thank you... I hope the exercises help you too. Carpel Tunnel is a very painful thing to suffer.
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@oyenkai (4399)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
I don't have Carpal Tunnel :) I make sure that I'm in good in posture when I'm in front of the computer - 90degree angle, my arms are parallel to the floor when I'm typing :) and since I exercise a lot, I get to stretch my joints and my muscles well. Thanks for the response on my discussion!
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
2 Apr 09
Well that is godo excerise does help. even the doctor said that.
@hotsummer (10304)
• Philippines
28 Mar 09
sometimes i worry if i will get this too. since i use my fingers a lot on typing. i love typing a lot. but thankfully i was busy with other things these past 6 months that i don't get to type that much. anyways, do you have any tips on how to avoid those things. do we get them only if we type too much for example. cause if they do i would definitely try to minimize the amount of typing that i do every day. anyways, i know that hurts a lot. it will be terrible to have it.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
28 Mar 09
You can get it other ways too, doing the same things with you hands all the time. Some people get it some don't. If it hasn't happened to myou don't worry about it.
@winterose (39932)
• Canada
27 Mar 09
no I never had carpal tunnel syndrome yet, but I have fibromyalgia and that certainly hurts in all parts of my body. The summer is better I do not ache as much.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
27 Mar 09
That's good you don't have it. I think I might have that Fib, problem too. because my body always ache.
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I'm sorry to hear that. I do not have it as far as I know of. Sometimes I think I do though but have not been to a doctor to see if I do. Hand exercises do alot of good for it though.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
27 Mar 09
That's good if you are doing excerise. I hope it helps you. Excercise does help it though.
@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I was having problems with my wrist, I started wearing splints at night when I sleep. Doing that stopped the progression of carpal tunnel. I used to curl my hands under my pillow, thats a big no no for your wrist. Its important to keep your wrist straight while you sleep. I have a small pillow that I hold when I am on my side, that helps me to keep my wrist straight. Get some splints to wear at night, specially if you are having troubles and you like curling your hand while you sleep.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Hey Vicky thanks for the advice I have a whle lot of problems with it, especially at night. I wake up and I am shaking my hands, to stop the discomfort and when I am driving it really hurts alot.
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@JoyfulOne (6243)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I had it about 7 years ago. Very painful isn't it?! I didn't have surgery or anything. I did go to the Dr and he had me wear these wrist/hand braces at night when I slept, and also during the day if it was bothering me a lot. I finally figured out that it was my computer keyboard that aggrevated it the most of anything. So, I got one of those ergonomic 'wave' shaped keyboards. I figured it was worth a try to see if it would at least help some. It took me about a week to really get used to typing at a different angle, and as I used that keyboard I found my wrists didn't ache as much. Finally, I don't have any problem with the carpal tunnel anymore and haven't had to wear those braces in years. They say it's repetitive motion that keeps aggrevating it, and I have to believe that it's because I changed the way I typed. My Dr also gave me some neck excercizes, and some stretching exercizes. One is funny, but it really loosens up the tension in the neck, shoulders, as well as down the arms. He said to turn my head and look over my shoulder like I had something stuck on the back of my skirt and I was trying to see it, hold the position for a while, and then do the same to the other side. I still do that one because I need to stretch for the arthritis and all, and my neck and shoulders become immobile and painful when I don't keep them stretched. Even though I don't need to do it for the carpal tunnel anymore, it really helps with the other, especially the stiff neck and shoulders I get by night time. Sorry to hear you're having that kind of a problem, but glad you did go and see the Dr about it!
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
27 Mar 09
No Joy I didn't go see a Doctor, I seen on T.V. the other day were this Doctor said that Carpal Tunnel ome from the neck, that is where it stsrts from. and he told everyone about the V.B pils to take for it, and neck excerise. I haven't tried it yet but I will. to see if it works for me.
@emilie2300 (1892)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I have had carpal Tunnel for some years now. It was worse when I used to teach computers and be on all the time when I get home from work and the weekend. I have limited my time on the computer and I am not teaching computers anymore not because of carpal tunnel. Wear I work at they needed more help in the daycare so thats wear I am now. But as far as what the doctors say. Yes what it is is inflamatory. I was told that also. I have not had the surgury done. I have concidered it. But did not follow through on it. I do know maybe 3 people that have had it done on both wrist and said they have felt much better and are glad that they did it. I was going to physical therapy for carpal tunnel. If you went to therapy before the surgury you can try some of those exercises. Also you can do heat wraps moist heat. When they did those in physical therapy it felt so good. I never heard of the neck exercises for carpal tunnel. Or anything about Flexso and or Vitaman B What did your doctor say they were supose to do.
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• Canada
27 Mar 09
I also have it in both of my wrists. I suppose it comes from years of hard manual labor. I have found that squeezing a sponge ball often gives some relief from the pain.