Tell Tale Signs That You Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

March 25, 2010 by  
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Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms can develop gradually over time. The first sign of carpal tunnel is just a slight or dull ache in your wrist or hand.

You need to be aware of changes in sensation, such as burning or tingling in the palm of the hand and the fingers, especially the thumb, index, middle, and one-half of the ring finger.

Carpal tunnel sufferers frequently report tingling at night, but as the carpal tunnel symptoms worsen, you may experience tingling during the day. As the symptoms progress, the tingling and burning may eventually result in total numbness.

Now, don’t get confused if are experiencing tingling or numbness in your pinky finger or little finger. People who suffer from Carpal tunnel syndrome do not suffer with this symptom. Carpal tunnel sufferers also experience pain asa symptom. You may first notice this at night when you are sleeping. Your wrist may be in a flexed position, this is not normal!

You may feel the need to shake out your hand or wrist to get some temporary relief. As your day goes on, the pain may increase in intensity and severity.

Your symptoms may be magnified by performing simple, everyday tasks such as holding your phone, reading, driving for extended periods of time or extensive typing on your computer.

If you allow your carpal tunnel syndrome to go untreated, your symptoms will become more frequent and debilitating, to the point where it impacts your daily life. Again, if left untreated, you may start to experience pain in your arm.

Other signs and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome may include:

* Fumbling and clumsiness, dropping things frequently.

* Fingers feeling useless and swollen (even though little or no swelling is apparent)

* Decreased grip strength, making it difficult to form a fist, grasp small objects, or perform other manual tasks

* Difficulty telling the difference between hot and cold by touch.

In severe carpal tunnel syndrome cases, the muscles at the base of the thumb will waste away.

So there you have it…the top signs and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. If you are experiencing any or all of these symptoms, don’t panic…

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5 Responses to “Tell Tale Signs That You Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome”

  1. THECLA on March 18th, 2011 11:14 am

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  2. tapan on March 21st, 2011 6:32 pm

    sudenly bent my left middle finger which very painful& last for few minutes

  3. Frank Mata on April 19th, 2011 11:06 am

    50 yr.mechanic,excrutiating pain,burning tingling numbness,hard to work,sleep,had in on & off but never this bad,been trying all to no avail.Hope,faith that this will help ,i can take pain but this is a bit too much. seems grinding or vivration really agitates cond. Thank You for any help……..

  4. Hilde Henry on June 2nd, 2011 12:01 pm

    Both hands are hurting and tingling. Left hand getting numb frequently. Hope to get relief from Jeff’s treatment.

  5. gurmail singh manku on October 31st, 2011 7:30 am

    Hi friend,
    I am having numbness in my little and ring finger including half of my left hand for the last two months.the numbness radiates to the forearm near the wrist.it is a continuous process and aggravates while washing hands with cold water.nerve conduction studies were performed in both upper limbs. it revealed left sided mild carpal tunnel syndrome. I wanted to know if it can lead to furthur complications like paralytic stroke or some other problem.I am seventy year male.please suggest remedial measures i can take to overcome this problem.
    Thanx

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