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Carpal tunnel syndrome

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Old Cowboy, Apr 11, 2010.

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  1. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

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    Has anybody here had carpal tunnel syndrome? What does it feel like?

    I've developed within the last six months or so an ache in my right thumb that seems centered on the second and third joints. 62 y/o, I've has arthritis in my knees and right shoulder for years so I'm assuming the pain in my thumb joints is arthritis also but I'm wondering.......maybe it's carpal tunnel syndrome?

    John C. Saubak
     
  2. TC

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    John, I am not a doctor nor have I played one on TV, but when mine started it was more of a "tingling" in my hand and wrist. Kind of like it was "asleep". Could be arthritis but would be good to discuss with your doctor. Good luck, Tony
     
  3. GoldE

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    Hello Old Cowboy,

    I have mild "ulnar nerve pinch" that affected my left hand. My ring and pinky in the start had tingling feeling, then later on went little numb. My doctor had it checked in the lab and that's what they found. This is similar to carpal tunnel. My doctor said carpal tunnel affects thumb, pointer finger, and middle finger. I work with computers which makes me good candidate for carpal tunnel. I have programmer friends who have, and some had operations done on them. If you started with computers now, keep the wrist straight, keep your keybooard in a lower position, and put a softer pad where your arms and elbow hits the table.

    My current "ulnar nerve pinch" gets more noticable during winter. Warm weather for me is better as it does not bother me as much. Good that shoot dates are in the summer.

    Your doctor can have you checked and do lab work to confirm if it's carpal or not.

    All the best,
    Derek Halili
     
  4. Ahab

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    Most Doctors will recommend surgery ... but before you do that ... check with your Chiropractor. Many times they can fix it thru manipulation.
     
  5. shot410ga

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    Same as TC
     
  6. Texshooter

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    Not carpal tunnel. AJ
     
  7. alf174

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    Agreed, you didn't describe carpal tunnel. Sounds similar like skier's thumb (hyper-extended), same as I'm having checked out. check wikipedia
     
  8. quartering

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    hey, this isn't 2014! you don't have to get your medical diagnosis from a discussion forum on the internet. yet! however, for $15 copay, you can see a specialist. unless you don't have health insurance. in which case you can see a specialist for free. good luck with the wrist
     
  9. Old Cowboy

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    Maybe it's "skiers thumb" (hyper-extended)? I've never skiied but I've done a LOT of shooting like many here, trapshooting and a lot of heavy recoiling handguns. Now when I shoot any handgun with some kick and a grip designed with a shoulder that kicks back into the web of my hand causes PAIN!

    It's weird.....when it starts hurting if I apply a little spot pressure on the side of my wrist just behind the third thumb-joint it relieves the ache. I dunno' if I'm putting pressure on a tendon or a nerve but it helps.

    John C. Saubak
     
  10. alf174

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    Its primarily a skiiers injury but I think I hyper-extended mine rolling on it when I slept.
     
  11. Old Cowboy

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    If it's something you might develop from guns recoiling back into the web of your hand I should think it would be a common injury among shooters?
     
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