I did not do much talking at all last night

United States
April 5, 2016 3:43am CST
Whether that be online or off. My wrist is hurting me and has been since I woke up. I think it's a combination of sleeping on it (as I am want to do) and working with my hands as a stock clerk. I worry about wrist pain and developing carpal tunnel. A friend had to have surgery and now she looks like she's survived self harm. The scars aren't so much what worries me though, but the surgery itself. The cost is probably the scariest part. I have a compression glove that helps somewhat, and I use icy hot as well. Sometimes I succumb to using ibuprofen (though I prefer not to go this route). How do you combat wrist pain? Other then rest and what I have mentioned above.
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@TRBRocks420 (77528)
• Banks, Oregon
5 Apr 16
First step stop sleeping on it lol.
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• United States
5 Apr 16
Well that's a good first step, if only my body would listen but it's the most comfy sleeping position for me.
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@TRBRocks420 (77528)
• Banks, Oregon
5 Apr 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum lol I hear you. I make the mistake sometimes, but mostly remember not too. I hate when my hand falls asleep from being under my pillow too lol.
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• United States
5 Apr 16
@TRBRocks420 I will wake up to my hands asleep atleast twice a week. It's never gotten so bad that i needed to use my compression gloves, but I have them all the same.
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@Morleyhunt (19750)
• Canada
5 Apr 16
Being aware of my sleep position made a big difference. I was sleeping with my hands and wrists curled. I make a point of straightening them. It has helped.
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• United States
5 Apr 16
I start off by sleeping with my hands under the pillow. During the night I might switch to having my hands on either side of me or clasped as if in prayer but they always go back to the under the pillow position. I wish I could break myself of the habit, and I've tried, but can't.
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• United States
5 Apr 16
When my wrist hurts - I just take a little break.
• United States
5 Apr 16
I've had to continue working with a hurt wrist at work before. Albeit I try to lessen the amount of times I Use that hand. I woke up thinking it doesn't hurt anymore but I still feel a twinge of pain.
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• United States
5 Apr 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum I hope you feel better do you use the wrist brace at work too?
• United States
5 Apr 16
@infatuatedbby It essentially limits my hand flexibility, so nope.I need to find some that won't do that.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
5 Apr 16
I once had a cortiszone shot for the same thing and it did help as now just every so often I have to stop doing things for a few days then it is okay again.
• United States
5 Apr 16
In your wrist? I know they do them in your back but wasn't aware of it being done to your wrist. I have co-workers who have to get that done. I hope that never happens to me.
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@Marcyaz (35671)
• United States
5 Apr 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum It was in my wrist yes but it has been some time ago. All I remember is that big long needle.
@JESSY3236 (6505)
• United States
5 Apr 16
My mother had carpel tunnel. She says it was from working in the mill. She also had surgery. I did an article and interview (with my mother) about carpal tunnel for school a few years ago. I had read that taking breaks and rolling your wrists can prevent carpal tunnel.
• United States
5 Apr 16
Well then I'm on the right track. I take breaks, I roll my wrists as well as putting slight pressure on them. Carpal Tunnel is more talked about now but I imagine that a lot of people have suffered from it through the years, just had no name for it.
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