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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Gem7321Gem7321 Experienced MentorDevonMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,438
Hi everyone

I think I'm suffering with carpal tunnel syndrome in my left hand which got me thinking is this quite common in our profession? What do you do to relieve the pain?

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  • *Jo*Jo Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 509
    You really need to go to a doctors to have it diagnosed properly. They will be the best to advise you what to do.

    I had this a few years back but it went when I followed my doctors advice.

    Jo
  • MonsoonMonsoon Font Of All Knowledge FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 4,071
    I get intermittent pain/irritation in my right (mouse) hand. It's annoying , and I find using a decent mouse helps, and indeed stopping and doing something different. It's not got to the point where I feel the need to see a doctor as it's very occasional. As Jo says, you should go see your doctor though.
  • Gem7321Gem7321 Experienced Mentor DevonMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,438
    I've got a doctors appointment booked but in the meantime I'm dosing up on paracetemol! It's not as painful today but my fingers feel really stiff and difficult to move
  • messedup89messedup89 Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 1,281
    My nan had that and also a neighbour. They both had a minor op where the nerves are cut. All fine now :)
  • PAMDILLPAMDILL Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 718
    I have had it in both hands over the years. Mine came on very suddenly and was so bad when it first hit that I could not even balance a bar of soap in the affected hand to get washed.

    Up here in the frozen north they try to avoid the operation for it. I have splints to use whenever it flares up now - they bend the hand backwards very slightly to stretch out the swollen part of the wrist.

    What I find helps is ibuprofen (reduces the swelling) and taking water tablets for a couple of days. That usually settles it down.
  • Sulew17Sulew17 Well-Known Registered Posts: 174
    I had this a few years ago - from overuse of my mouse! I was eventually given a steroid injection in my wrist and haven't had a problem since. Mind you I make sure that I alternate my mouse hand every few days so this has probably helped as well - not so proficient with my left hand but perseverence helped! Good luck.
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