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Old 10-12-2006, 05:15 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by TATTRAT
I think I've got the carpo...

Repeatititive stress issues in the kitchen can be an issue sometimes. Just linke in anyline of work I suppose. But it is nothing a bourbon can't take care of.:D
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Old 10-12-2006, 05:25 PM   #12
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I have CTS and its a pain.Sometimes I get it in both hands, when Im using my hands alot for jewelry making,cooking and so on it gets worse.So bad in fact it can wake me up in the middle of the night with terrible pain in my hand[s]The best thing for me is to wear a good wrist brace as much as possible to prevent me from bending my wrists.That helps alot.There are excercises to try I actually bought a book [End your carpal tunnel pain without surgery. written by Kate Montgomery] on how to help yourself but as usual I have yet to read it.

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Old 10-12-2006, 05:32 PM   #13
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I had carpal tunnell syndrome. I went to a chiropractor and was relieved of the pain within six weeks. Of course you have to be careful to not overwork your hand/wrist, or to use both hands rather than putting stress on just one.
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Old 10-12-2006, 05:32 PM   #14
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I called my dad up today, (been a nurse for 30 years) and said my symptoms are pretty indicative of carpal tunnel. He said not to try any f the excersizes sometimes used b/c those can often exacerbate the problem. Since I'm only having tingling he said to start by taking motrin and see a doc.
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Old 10-12-2006, 05:51 PM   #15
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Good advice from you father. I think motrin relieves pain,and inflamation as well. Definately see a doctor before it gets serious. Carpanal tunnel can be very painful, and even disrupt your sleep as it did for me. I had to wear a brace on my arm while sleeping so that I didnt get the numbing and tingling.
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Old 10-13-2006, 12:00 AM   #16
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Great investment idea for anyone who is on the computer a lot and that is to buy the gel pads that are used with your mouse. Best computer accessory that I've ever bought as I ,too, get the numbness and tingling in my right wrist. Basically it has a raised padded area (filled with nice, soft, squishy gel material that absorbs the shock of repeated mouse clickings) that your wrist rests on and then a flat surface for the mouse to be moved on. I bought mine at WM but I'm sure that any office supply store would have them as well. You will be amazed at how nice it feels.

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