Carpal Tunnel From Weed Wacking, what should I do?

by Weed Whacker


I think I have Carpal Tunnel but I'm not sure.

About 3 weeks ago I was weed wacking for about 2hrs and after that I have had numbness in my thumb and pointing finger just there.

What should I do and what is the best way to treat and how long will it last?

Weed Wacker


Joshua Answers:

How do you spell Weed Whacker, anyway?


So, what do you do, what is the best way to treat, and how long will Carpal Tunnel Symptoms last from doing an outside activity like week w(h)acking?

It just all depends, my friend.

It sounds like this is the first time that you have experienced these symptoms.

If that's true, then it's likely that with some rest the symptoms will go away. BUT, it's almost 100% certain that they will come back next time you do some kind of similar activity, or even a totally different activity.

If you have had these symptoms before to any degree, this is proof of what I just said.

Here's why: Tendonitis is a dynamic. It can show up most anywhere, for predictable reasons.

Chronic tightness of muscle and connective tissue.

Chronic inflammation.

Chronic nutritional insufficiency.

See: What Is Tendonitis?

It's safe to say that your physical structure has been moving in a particular direction of tightness and compression for a long time, and the weed whacking irritated it just enough to send it over the threshold into pain/numbness, where your body hasn't been able to compensate for it and keep the pain/numbness away like is has been for the last several years (decades).

It's a slow, progressive pattern that sneaks up on you, until you do some sort of an activity, and then it suddenly appears that you have a problem.

So rest may or may not work. Some kind of yoga would be great, to get your structure opened up.

It's a good sign that you only have numbness and no pain. I bet you a dollar that most if not all of that numbness is coming from up at your neck and shoulder, as a result of holding, supporting, and swinging the weed whacker when you weren't in weed wacking shape.

You strained and scared the tissue and nervous system, and now it is clamping down to try to protect you.

It's possible that you have some wrist involvement too, it just depends on what you are feeling, and what is going on under the skin. Do you have any pain in the wrist, or tightness, ache, etc?

I suggest that you get The Carpal Tunnel Treatment That Works DVD.

In one complete burst, everything that you need is on there to reverse the pattern, open up the compressed spaces that are stepping on the hose (of your nerve), make your numbness (and pain?) go away now, and keep it away in the near and distant future.

I made the DVD partly so I wouldn't have to repeat myself over and over and over again. :)

Yes I'm selling it, and I recommend it because it works for exactly what you are describing. So while I am obviously biased, it's a bias for you getting out of pain and numbness, and knowing how to keep yourself free of that for the rest of your life.

Let me know if you have pain in your wrist or arm, and keep me updated.

Please reply using the comment link below. Do not submit a new submission to answer/reply, it's too hard for me to find where it's supposed to go.

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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert

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