Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ("Me too" Request) 
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 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ("Me too" Request)

Alan Wexelblat recently requested information on CTS as his wife suffers from
this problem.  My very best friend also has this problem and I would
appreciate receiving any information on this subject so that I could pass
it along to her.

Her pain is so severe that, at times, she cannot touch her husband or
children, and cannot handle doing housework.  She is constantly crying from
this pain and is frightened over surgery.  She has gone for a series of
injections (I believe these shots are given in the neck) and experienced only
a few hours of relief; although she did go a whole day without any discomfort.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Barbara

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Mon, 04 Jan 1993 21:22:49 GMT
 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ("Me too" Request)
Please post replies also.  As a side note, is it possible to develop, or
otherwise aggrevate, CTS by frequent use of computer keyboards?

Thanks,
Greg Sharp



Mon, 04 Jan 1993 23:47:01 GMT
 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ("Me too" Request)

Quote:

>it along to her.

>Her pain is so severe that, at times, she cannot touch her husband or
>children, and cannot handle doing housework.  She is constantly crying from
>this pain and is frightened over surgery.  She has gone for a series of
>injections (I believe these shots are given in the neck) and experienced only
>a few hours of relief; although she did go a whole day without any discomfort.

This sounds like reflex sympathetic dystrophy, not carpal tunnel.  
Injections for carpal tunnel should not be in the neck.  


Tue, 05 Jan 1993 02:47:24 GMT
 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ("Me too" Request)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) can be very painful.  It occurs because of
pressure on the Median neve as it passes through the carpal (hand) boners.  If
pressure is put on the nerve from the surrounding tissue the symptoms occur.  
This pressure occurs in an area called the carpal tunnel.

The initial treatment is splinting and non-steroidal antiinflammatory {*filter*}.  
Sometimes the splint has to be worn all the time.  If this doesn't work, local
injections can be given, but I don't believe the results are very good.  The
next step is surgery.  This isn't done until tests, such as a nerve condution
study, are performed to verify the diagnosis.

CTS usually occurs from repetative motion, such as found with factory work.  
Other possible causes include pregnancy (it usually resolves quickly after
delivery) and hypothyroidism.  t

Hopes this helps.

Rich Sagall

PS - Sometimes vitamin B6 helps.

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Fri, 08 Jan 1993 04:04:35 GMT
 
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