Last week on Tuesday I noticed that my left hand felt a little odd. I was having tingling and numbness in my thumb, middle finger, and index finger, and just an overall feeling of weakness. I also noticed that my fingers got very shaky when I tried to close my hand, and I was continuously mistyping with that hand. By Friday the numbness was worse and I noticed my wrist felt very sore and also the muscles on the top of my arm up to my elbow were sore. Then this weekend it extended up to my shoulder. Someone mentioned that the signs sounded identical to carpal tunnel. I did some research and remembered a test to do with your hands we learned in anatomy that they use to test for it. I seriously think that is my problem. I am going to order one of the rounded keyboards and get a wrist support to use as well for work. I guess I am hoping to avoid the doctor. Does anyone have any experience with carpal tunnel? Someone told me it can cause problems for the rest of my life, I sure hope not. My wrist is still really sore today and especially when I type.
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11/21/05 at 9:26am