Wrist Pain, numb pinky finger, mild Carpal Tunnel Symptoms
by Mrs. Williams
32 year old African American woman. Started having pain in my left hand/wrist back in 2008.
Of course I did all the testing for carpal tunnel and those results came back as mild carpal tunnel.
I have been an office worker since the age of 18. I have always had an issue with the left side of my body (weird). I was born with congential malrotation of the intestines (had surgery at 21 to rotate intestines) and my appendix was on the left side as well (also removed in the surgery).
I am right handed but my left hand is the dominant one. I have tried cold compresses to relieve the swelling but the cold makes it burn/throb even more.
The wrist bone is sensitive to the touch and i also have shoulder and neck pains on the left side as well. My pinky finger goes numb for hours at a time (I have numbness in all fingers as well too).
My Orthopedic doctor requested blood work for rheumtoid (I guess that's the correct spelling).
I have been taking ibuprofen 800mg as requested by my doctor to bring some of the swelling down, but it is not working.
Hello Mrs. Williams.
1. Say more about the burning feeling from icing.
2. How exactly have you been
3. Do you have results from the Rheumatoid Arthritis test?
4. Overall, how's your energy levels and your digestion?
5. Pain anywhere else?
6. History of injury?
7. Numb pinky on both hands, or just the one side?
As far as the numbness, it's likely just an issue of the nerve being stepped on by tight muscles up at the neck. Very common for office desk posture people.
Likely have some other stuff going on as well. I look forward to your answers.
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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert