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7/10/12 4:33 P

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Kathy.....like you, I have pain only in my hand & fingers, sometimes my shoulder. I am going to try the ice packs. Sleeping on my back? I already do not get enough sleep, if I tried to stay on my back I would never go to sleep.

Sassy.....Wow, that is awful about your mom. I am so, so sorry. My mom also went in for that surgery one day and came home the next morning. But unlike your mom, she did not die. But, the surgery did not do her a bit of good. After recovery & physical therapy, she discovered that she still had lots of pain in her fingers, hand and arm.

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7/9/12 9:56 P

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i dont mean to give a downer but my mom had the carpal tunnel and went into hospital one day came home next morning and died in her sleep from a blood clot that night we all tried to get her not to go anyway i would fight it as long as i could emoticon

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7/9/12 9:49 P

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It does sound like carpal tunnel, but I'd check with a Neurologist if at all possible, before talking surgery. I've had carpal tunnel before, and managed to avoid the surgery, and the thing that helped me was CONSISTENCY in using a lot of ice packs, and resting the wrist involved whenever possible. I needed to ice it up at least 15 minutes out of every hour or so. But, because I didn't have the surgery, that means it can happen again... LOL

Just incidentally... my wrist itself was never actually painful. It was always my hands and fingers, or my forearm. And yes, it would come in waves. I actually found that wearing a tennis wrist band for support was more useful than the splint. I just got bruises from that.

Sleeping in a fetal position (on your side) is when we torque our wrists in our sleep. its why they suggest the splint at night, we curl up our hands too! LOL Finding ways to sleep more on your back, or with your arms extended, may be helpful as well--good luck on that, though! LOL

Let us know how things go, ok?
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7/8/12 8:09 A

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I had the same thing going on with my hand and my doctor gave me a wrist brace to wear at night. At first it was annoying, but it helped and I haven't had much of a problem with my wrist since.
I suggest seeing your doctor about your hands before taking too much advice for us, just because you never know what really is going on with your hand and our advice could make things worse, considering we're not doctors.



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7/7/12 5:38 P

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both mine has carpal tunnel in them plus the fibro

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7/7/12 12:23 P

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I understand that, so surgery may not be the best bet for you. And who knows with your hand you may not even have the same thing as me. But my hand surgery had very minimal down time, like 1 day down. Who knows what will work for you though, since each person is different.

I wish you good luck and healing without any surgical intervention

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7/7/12 11:49 A

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emoticon Sara,

I am actually going to see a Ortho surgeon next Friday for a knee that has been hurting, some times very badly, the past 2 months.

And really, I am having pain on the back side of my hip, my knee, the back of my leg running down to the heel of my foot. All on the left side. But my PC doc only ordered an MRI on the knee alone. Even though I told her that I felt the MRI needed to be done from the hip all the way down to my foot. If I end up having to do another MRI because she refused to listen to me........I am NOT going to be a "happy camper"!! emoticon

I am praying to avoid surgery, as my DH is completely disabled and relies on me to do everything for him.....feeding, showering, dressing, interpreting what he says, driving, transferring him from toilet, bed, shower back into his power chair, shopping, cooking meals, taking care the bills and all house work. I do not have anyone around that can help me with him and we do not qualify for any public or government assistance, aside the disability payments that he gets every month from Social Security.

It's a pretty difficult situation that I am in. emoticon

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7/7/12 11:18 A

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Starr, I had something similar in my right hand. My orthopedic surgeon opened up the canal in my wrist and it relieved the pressure on my tendon which took away all the pain in my hand and fingers. That may be an option. Have you seen an orthopedic surgeon for this problem? If you haven't, it may be something that you want to discuss with your doctor. It's just an option that worked well for me.

Good luck!

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7/7/12 11:14 A

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Good morning to all my friends. I hope that you all are having a good start to the weekend.

I have a question that I would like to bounce off all of you, to see what your opinions are.

It's been a couple of years now, that I have been having pain mostly in my right hand (not wrist) and fingers. But as time goes by it happens more often, only at night when I am trying to sleep. It is a throbbing deep pain that can wake me up out of a sound sleep. Usually keeps me awake all night, as it did last night. The hand will hurt for about 10 minutes of throbbing intense pain, then it will quit for maybe 5 minutes, then it starts again. I have tried wearing a hand/wrist brace to bed, but that does not seem to help. I've noticed the past year now, that when I have one of these "episodes" after I have gotten up from bed and the throbbing deep pain is gone, that often times my hand/fingers still feel numb & kind of tingly.

If it is carpel tunnel, then why does it just happen every so often, and why does it goes on & off & on & off as far as the hurting?

Does anyone have any ideas?

I have even tried wrapping the hand/fingers in a heating & ice pack. Neither have helped.

Thanks in advance for the advice everyone.

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