I am new here and would like to see if anyone has had a similar problem as me. Several weeks ago, I started to have severe pain in my left hand. It started in the knuckle area of my 3rd finger from the pinky finger. I didnt think to much of it. It got worse as the weeks went on. It has spread to the palm of my hand and now has gone through my wrist and up the lower portion of my forearm. My last 3 fingers goes numb every now and then. Someone mentioned to me that it may be a pinched nerve in the neck. I ended up going to a chiropractor and few times but to no avail. The part that really has me worried is at times, I can move my fingers but cannot grasp anything with pressure. I try to pick something up and is just falls right out of my hand. It does not happen all the time but is becoming more frequent. Has anyone else ever had this problem before? I have been working with my hands all my life as a mechanic and metal fabricator.
I had that problem when I was a teenager. I lost strength and had alot of numbness in my left hand. No pain though (except the numbness that hurts). I couldn't even hold on to a glass of milk. Drs. Found nothing at the time. I had problems like that for as long as I can remember. 20 years later, I have broken both hands (one 2x's), had 3 wrist surgeries, and i'm getting ready for the 4th. Mostly (i believe) from these "cysts" they keep scraping out. It is hereditary and I was extremely hard on my hands/wrists (was a hockey player and carpenter). My last surgery took care of my career- desk jockey now. I would talk to an ortho. About the possibility of cysts in the carpal region. May not be, but certainly can't hurt to look. Best of luck!
I had truly terrible carpal tunnel syndrome. I'm a writer and a pianist, and when my wrists went, I really suffered. I went through a lot of physical therapy, nsaids, the whole kit and caboodle of "regular" treatment. Then I found astym. It was recommended by a physical therapist who had recently been trained in the treatment system. Astym cured my carpal tunnel. I feel like some sort of true believer here, because it was the one thing that got rid of my cts.
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