WearyOne wrote:Those of you with carpal tunnel symptoms, have you actually, truly been diagnosed with that, or just have the symptoms? The reason I ask is that is what I and my PCP thought I had years ago. In his wisdom, he sent me to PT and to a chiro later when the PT didn't help. The first thing the chiro did was look at my wrists and say, "Good, they haven't cut into you yet." He said many people who believe they have carpal tunnel are actually getting the symptoms from their necks. And that was the case for me. After a month or so of treatment from him, my problems vanished. (I had had pain from my elbows through my hands, and tingling. I type for a living!) I still go to him once a month because of that issue, and another issue with my back lower back and shoulders that showed up a couple years ago. (All that typing!)
If it is a neck issue----I know that once I started cpap, I slept with my neck in odd positions at night (and still do sometimes), and my arm/hand/wrist symptoms returned when I started cpap I believe because of that. Increased my chiro visits, and the problem went away.
Just thought I'd throw out my experience.
Thanks for the comments. No, I have not formally been diagnosed with Carpel Tunnel. I've had problems in the past with tingling and numbness, mostly while I was pregnant. For years I have trouble holding a phone to my ear with my right hand for any length of time without experiencing pain, tingling and numbness. Since starting CPAP, I've noticed I often wake up with my right hand "asleep" - completely numb.
When you said:
WearyOne wrote:The first thing the chiro did was look at my wrists and say, "Good, they haven't cut into you yet."
- I'm so glad you didn't follow with a diagnosis of Lupus! A co-worker came in this morning saying her husband had just been diagnosed with Lupus. She was talking about all his symptoms and testing they have been doing. Carpel Tunnel like symptoms led to him actually having the carpel tunnel surgery. Now they say it was likely a symptom of Lupus, not Carpel Tunnel at all!