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Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

Hi there, for about 3/4 years i was experiencing pain in my hands (at the time i didnt know what it was, but recently i read through a biomechanics book and noticed that the symptons of carpel tunnel syndrome are exactly what i have been getting). IE swelling fingers, pain in my hands, numbness, pins and needles, hands going blue, also becoming very itchy!

Luckily its not that bad, i dont get it that often (but i have it in both hands lol i cant just have it in one can i!)

I am posting here to see if anyone has had experience with a problem like this and whats the action that is usually taken? I hear its not very common for a 16-19 year old to get (so i can only presume it will get worse as i get older).


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Re: Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

are you sure you've really got that syndrome? Maybe you should go to a doctor first
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are you sure you've really got that syndrome? Maybe you should go to a doctor first
Yes i am sure, every symton listed on all the websites i seem to get. I thought it was bad circulation at first (until i read about this carpel tunnel thing).
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I have no idea what it is....But I agree, go and see a Doctor to make sure. I'd imagine they're in a better position to tell you how to go about treating it than a Scotsman on a tennis board
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Hi there, for about 3/4 years i was experiencing pain in my hands (at the time i didnt know what it was, but recently i read through a biomechanics book and noticed that the symptons of carpel tunnel syndrome are exactly what i have been getting). IE swelling fingers, pain in my hands, numbness, pins and needles, hands going blue, also becoming very itchy!

Luckily its not that bad, i dont get it that often (but i have it in both hands lol i cant just have it in one can i!)

I am posting here to see if anyone has had experience with a problem like this and whats the action that is usually taken? I hear its not very common for a 16-19 year old to get (so i can only presume it will get worse as i get older).


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The 1st thing you have to do is........going to the doctor!!!!!! If it's a CTS and there isn't a treatment, it'll be worse (it's a commpresion of the nerves in the carpal tunnel). A MRI scan is needed for being sure of it.

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The 1st thing you have to do is........going to the doctor!!!!!! If it's a CTS and there isn't a treatment, it'll be worse (it's a commpresion of the nerves in the carpal tunnel). A MRI scan is needed for being sure of it.

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HEHE thanks i thought someone with experience may be on here (so many people and diverse kinds of people!). I have been to the doctors about 6-8 times in the past month because i had an operation on my butt and they had to sort it out every few days! A new problem for them this time
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HEHE thanks i thought someone with experience may be on here (so many people and diverse kinds of people!). I have been to the doctors about 6-8 times in the past month because i had an operation on my butt and they had to sort it out every few days! A new problem for them this time
Ah!!! IT'S THEIR JOB.

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yeah, like most people are saying here go to the doctor and get it checked out. it might not be CTS, it could be RSI or something like that. i had bother with my wrists/hands a while back and self-diagnosed myself with CTS when it wasn't at all i love a bit of drama wrist splints, rest and icepacks can help and acupunture helped me a lot, but you are best finding out what it is first.

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yeah, like most people are saying here go to the doctor and get it checked out. it might not be CTS, it could be RSI or something like that. i had bother with my wrists/hands a while back and self-diagnosed myself with CTS when it wasn't at all i love a bit of drama wrist splints, rest and icepacks can help and acupunture helped me a lot, but you are best finding out what it is first.

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The operation on your butt....Wasn't an abcess was it?
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The operation on your butt....Wasn't an abcess was it?
Yes 3rd operation still problems with it now
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Yes 3rd operation still problems with it now
I had one in my bum a few years ago. I had 1 operation and it was fine after that. I remember before I had it, I complained my ass was sore, and my dad (who is a GP) told me it was probably nothing. Then a couple of days later we were in the car, going over some humps in the road and my ass had never felt so sore in my life. So we got it properly checked out, turned out I had an abcess and I had to have an operation. As I say, its all good now though

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I had one in my bum a few years ago. I had 1 operation and it was fine after that. I remember before I had it, I complained my ass was sore, and my dad (who is a GP) told me it was probably nothing. Then a couple of days later we were in the car, going over some humps in the road and my ass had never felt so sore in my life. So we got it properly checked out, turned out I had an abcess and I had to have an operation. As I say, its all good now though

Hope you get better soon bro
Yes the pain was fine before i had it done, i left it for 5-6 months thinking it was a spot it wasnt painful at all! But my mistake was getting it operated on. All that hassle afterwards and the pain due to them stitching it i really wished i didnt bother get it done. Because i couldnt exercise for 3 months last time, and i dont see it being any quicker this time. Not to mention having to stay at home for 4-6 weeks

You would have thought they would have find a cure, everyone i speak to has it done multiple times but anyway if it doesnt work this time, fuck it (i am not wasting months of my time to get it done again just for a little spot ). The only problem is with afterwards the surgery makes the wound funny, and its worse than when the absces was there I am sure you know how annoying they are. Its been 6 weeks i think now and it hasnt healed, there is a small hole where blood is leaking out everyday so i dont know how long it will take
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Yeah I remember it being a real pain in the ass (pardon the pun) after the operation.

I seem to remember doing a poo was a helluva problem
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Yeah I remember it being a real pain in the ass (pardon the pun) after the operation.

I seem to remember doing a poo was a helluva problem
Last time i really struggled, they stitched my cheeks so tightly it was awful! and painful. So it was so difficult to crap because i was frightened of ripping the stitches, i couldnt go for 7 days and my guts were killing me because i was blocked up this time the stitches were quite loose so i didnt have any pain, and it took me 3 days to go

Last time i had the stitches in for 6 weeks and i think it healed so much i had a little lump at least time it wasnt painful and the stitches were loose and out after 2 weeks.

I dont go back till october 7th for final checkup which is a joke considering it hasnt healed yet, i cant see it healing by magic myself But they say its normal for it to be bleeding and leaking puss
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