the past few nights i have been woken up in the middle of the night with a numbness in my fingers of my right hand. the only way to alleviate this issue at night is to dangle my arm over the side of the bed. i feel the blood flowing back into the hand this way...
could this be carpal tunnel? i use a computer 8 hours a day and use straps on my heavy deadlifts...could it be a combination of both thats causing this to happen?
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Some people buys braces to wear from a durable medical equipment supplier and that can help at times but usually if it gets real bad surgery is the only way to correct the problem. By the time patients come to us they need to test to diagnose the carpal tunnel so they can have the surgery. Some people just deal with it and never have the operation it just depends on how bad it is bothering and/or affecting you. BTW wearing straps for deadlifting would not cause the carpal tunnel in your case more than likely from sitting at the computer and typing.
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Post by CeaAnna Kerr on Feb 7, 2008 19:54:50 GMT -5
Hey gti steve, I have carpal tunnel too and wake up with my hands falling asleep, pins and needles and I hate it sooooo much.
I work on a computer 8hrs a day too. I know at work we have had some ergonomic assessments done to help all of us with these symptoms. We have this exercise cartoon pop up on our screen every hour and we have to stop our work for about 2-3minutes and do these exercises. The exercises actually help and your arms and wrists feel pretty good.
The exercise program we use during work is called PRSI (Preventing Repetitive Strain Injury).
Maybe try asking for an ergonomic assessment. You can go on ergonomic sites too and see all the cool office stuff to help your work station be more ergonomic friendly.