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Is anyone out there dealing with this or ever had carpel tunnel. Most of the people I encounter say they had surgery and it didn't work. My hands are numb at all times and it keeps me up all night. Braces sometimes work but I wonder if I am eating or not eating the right stuff. Welcome to all ideas
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welcome on our borads, some of my A clients did suffer from this disease and I used tens-technic with great success. but it takes a little time until it's gone.....it depends in what state your sickness is at this very moment.... normally I needed between 8-16 weeks..... my oldest client is 98 years old, unfortunately she didn't do anything until the situation became very nasty... now I only can give a try to maintain... but this isn't any solution....à la longue .... and with her age she doesn't want to get operated anymore.... what can I say ....
I also have carpel tunnel in my right wrist, my question is "how is your neck and or your upper back?"
I asked that because once I was told "it really starts at your neck" and I learned where to place my pillow to keep my neck straight during the night, (for me it to the side) I than started getting some relief.
During the night fluid builds up in your joints so keep your arm just a little higher (I use a small pillow under my forearm then rest my hand on my body) I don't use a pillow under my head at all.
When it was real bad I could move to my sofa and sleep in a half sitting position and it would stop the pain. This position made my shoulder fall away from my neck, where I think I'm pinching a nerve. It took some trial and error to find what worked for me.
I've tried two homoeopathic remedies. Bellis perennis and Ruta graveolens. Ruta seems to help me the most.
I also had a gangolion cyst, which after years went away, which I contribute to following my BTD.
It all takes time, I've been working on my sleeping hand and the pain for two years. Oh and don't pound in 73 metal fence posts in two days by yourself.
There are various studies that suggest that around 80% of carpal tunnel sufferers are low in B6 and that supplementation seems to help although I haven't found anything yet that is very sure why that should be.
I had carpal tunnel syndrome some years back in one wrist. I found taking vitamin B6 helped me (50mg a day) and I was able to avoid the need for surgery. It's not something that you notice immediate benefit as soon as you start taking the B6, it takes time to work.
I recommended it to a type A friend when she had similar problems and she also found improvement that way.
Toyed with BTD from 2006
Diagnosed with IBS Jul 2011
SWAMI start Dec 2011
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kipperkid - Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 12:58pm
kipperkid - Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 12:57pm
I had the carpal tunnel surgery in both wrist, a year a part, one regular surgery the other lazer, I would do regular again if I had to, but not lazer.
There is an exercise I learned that has helped enough that I don't think I will need surgery again, I learned it from my physical therapist years ago.
Put your finger tips together, then very slowly push finger tips together pushing firmly, continue pressing second knuckle together then lower knuckles, then cushion area, (your elbows are out to your side, push hard, very slowly until your your hand touches all the way down to your wrist, if it is not uncomfortable, your are not pressing firmly enough.
Release slowly, and do again. I did about five several times a day. Everything stopped, the pain, the numbness. and if I think its going to start again, I start exercising again. and then I'm fine for a long time.
Crocheting brought this on for me! *four afghans in four months*