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numbness in night waking me

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is there anything that i can do to help with hands going numb at night. have tried splints but these are not working now. I am waiting for surgery.
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replied February 10th, 2010
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Hello,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Your symptoms are suggestive of carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a medical condition in which the median nerve is compressed at the wrist, leading to pain, paresthesias, and muscle weakness in the forearm and hand. Treatment consists of rest, anti inflammatory pain killers and splints or casts. If the symptoms persist then surgery may be needed.

I must admit that it is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.



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replied February 15th, 2010
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The wrist brace does help...It keeps your hand steady...You may want to try it...Take care...

Caroline
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