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Carpul tunnel? lately it's getting unbearable.

Hello everyone! So I'm pretty sure I have carpul tunnel and have had it for a while but here lately it's getting unbearable and effecting my work and lifestyle. I wake up with terrible pain from my elbows to my fingertips with tingling and numbness and this is in both hands. I've noticed my grip especially in my thumb and pointer finger is getting bad due to numbness. I'm having a hard time to do the simplest things like hook and unhook diapers. And this morning I got a can soda out the fridge and dropped it before I could even shut the fridge... I know I need to make a appointment with my doctors but I'm trying to avoid that option. So if anyone gas any advice for me it's appreciated! Thanks in advance!
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replied July 10th, 2013
Wrist splints with a bar holding hand in neutral position help for CTS. Put them on only at night. Considering your complaints, you might have more than CTS. Visit neurologist. By Andre Strizhak

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