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I don't know if I have it for sure. I mean, i've read basic stuff about it and how most people notice a tingling pain at night and such. Anyway, I have experienced a dull ache in my wrist before but last night it was the absolute worst. It hurt all throughout the night and I tried massaging it to try to help it...but no such luck. It felt numb, tingly, dull, and painful. I mean maybe because I usually put my arm under my pillow and put alot of weight on it? Maybe thats the problem? Because later in the day it didn't bug me that much. I mean I still felt little aches later in the day but it wasn't as painful as last night. But i'm also a paranoid person so maybe in my mind i'm making this out to be something much more? Bah I don't know.
Can anyone tell me if this is something I should be worried about? I don't want to tell my mom to take me to a doctor when there is nothing wrong. But I also want to catch it early if this is something serious.
Thanks for any help.
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what do you do for a living? it's a pretty specific syndrom: both my uncles were (before they retired) engineers, who spent a lot of time using keyboards; my dad was a land surveyor, and his CTS was from a combination of keyboard work and other, more physical stuff like chainsawing.
my dad's symptoms were mostly numbness and tingling, but also some lack of function in the fingers and hands. his surgery (both wrists at once) were very successful, and his recovery was fast.
Do you think if I get tingly again I should see a doc? Or am I too young for CTS?
I will tell you, random numbness of the hand/wrist/lower arm are all parts of it and I get it at the most inconvenient times really. :) But, it's not that bad. There are these awesome little wrist casts things you get to wear to bed! They are pretty sweet ;)
I was diagnosed with bilateral CTS in 2000, and had surgery on both hands in November/December 2000.
If you aren't using a soft gel wrist wrest for your mouse, get one!
If you aren't using a wrist wrest for your keyboard, get one!
Take breaks from using the keyboard/mouse at least every 20-30 minutes.
You can Google some great tips on how to prevent (or minimize) CTS .... and see your doctor.
(Hope you feel better!)
My doctor suggested that I probably had some. I was having problems with the occasional tingling and lack of sensation at the tips of my fingers and also my wrists would be sore.
I realized that I was sleeping curled up on my side with both hands tucked under my chin at night (over a 90 degree angle). I forced myself to stop that which helped significantly and wore wrist braces for a couple of weeks to keep myself from doing dumb things like twisting my wrists. Now I have no problems.
Hello, I don't have CTS, but in my line of work, It's very likely that I will develop it. I'm only 18 but I am a nail technician. I use a hand file and I notice my right wrist and entire arm are very sore after a set of nails. I also am an the computer alot.
Does anyone know of any excersizes or supplement that can help reduce the risks of getting CTS?
I developed CTS during my pregnancy with my son. I had preeclampsia and my entire body was severly swollen, which apparently is what caused it. After I had my son it went away for the most part until recently. I'm not sure whats causing it to come back, but it deffinitly has. My arms fall asleep at night and it wakes me up with intense pain. My hand and fingers go to sleep while on the computer, pushing my son in his stroller, pushing a shopping cart, and anything else like that. I haven't gone back to the DR for it, although I may soon. Until then I bought some wrist braces and they're made a trememdous difference. I bought mine from Target and they're made for CTS and for women. I'm sure any type would work though. I wear mine to bed most nights and just keep it around for when its hurting during the day.