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Hand question lol maybe chalys or any other nurses may know! Lock Rss

It sounds a little like the start of carpel tunnel to me.

This is the info from wikipedia.

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is an entrapment median neuropathy, causing paresthesia, pain, numbness, and other symptoms in the distribution of the median nerve due to its compression at the wrist in the carpal tunnel. The pathophysiology is not completely understood but can be considered compression of the median nerve traveling through the carpal tunnel.[1] The National Center for Biotechnology Information and highly cited literature[2] say the most common cause of CTS is typing.[3] Research by Lozano-Calderón has cited genetics as a factor,[4] and has encouraged caution in ascribing causality.[5]
The main symptom of CTS is intermittent numbness of the thumb, index, long and radial half of the ring finger.[6] The numbness often occurs at night, with the hypothesis that the wrists are held flexed during sleep. Recent literature suggests that sleep positioning, such as sleeping on one's side, might be an associated factor.[7] It can be relieved by wearing a wrist splint that prevents flexion.[8] Long-standing CTS leads to permanent nerve damage with constant numbness, atrophy of some of the muscles of the thenar eminence, and weakness of palmar abduction.[9]
Pain in carpal tunnel syndrome is primarily numbness that is so intense that it wakes one from sleep. Pain in electrophysiologically verified CTS is associated with misinterpretation of nociception and depression.[10]
Palliative treatments for CTS include use of night splints and corticosteroid injection. The only scientifically established disease modifying treatment is surgery to cut the transverse carpal ligament.[11]

hope it helps a little.

If it were arthritis they would have seen it in the X-ray. I'd gues carpel tunnel too, either that or RSI

I was also going to suggest carpal tunnel or rsi.

I hope whatever it is, doesn't turn out to be bad and it starts to feel better soon. xx
I know what you mean Dazzler, I feel like mine already is falling apart...i turn 30 then, BAM, something seems to always be wrong with me grin
Hi, just thought I'd add that I've got carpal tunnel in both hands (currently waiting to get the op to fix it). I don't get the pain in my wrists, it's all in my hands and I have permanently numb fingers so it could still be what you have.

Hope you find out what's up soon, nothing harder than looking after kids with buggered hands smile

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