Wrist Tendonitis and Carpal Tunnel Numbness, need to get back to work

by Rosa

My doctor told me I have tendonitis on both wrists, the pain is getting better with resting and putting my hands in warm water with salt.

But when I go back to work and start typing I can't do it for more than 3 hours and I need to go back to work asap! ha!

Also my right hand 3 of my fingers get numb but no tingling so that's why the doctor doesn't think it's CTS, I have an EMG scheduled.

And also doing PT, but is not improving significantly, do you think Active Release technique could help?

Does your book give exercises that will work in the long run? my right shoulder also hurts from the mousing....

I hope you are doing better from your injury on your disc, have you tried acupuncture?

I heard that hanging your whole body from a bar with help your spine correct itself and the disc will go back to normal.



Joshua Answers:

Hi Rosa.

1. Warm water, and/or Ice dipping creates circulation, which moves irritant out. It's a pain relief tool, but not a 'fix'.

2. Your doc thinks it's not Carpal Tunnel because you have numbness but not tingling? That's...dumb. Doing an MRI might be useful to rule out something medically dangerous like a tumor or some such, but an EMG is just going to show impulse conduction issues, and you already know you have one of those.

And there's no rule that says you have to have tingling with numbness.

3. Active Release Technique could work, if the practitioner knows what s/he's doing -and- targets the right areas. The proof is in the pudding, give it a try and see what happens.

4. Yes, The Carpal Tunnel Treatment That Works comes with an ebook that directly deals with the reasons you are having numbness. It's highly likely it's coming from up at the neck and front of chest/shoulder.

The Reversing Wrist Tendonitis ebook is also a good option for you, depending on if you have more of a Wrist Tendonitis dynamic or a Carpal Tunnel Dynamic (which includes more of an issue up at the neck/shoulder)

I'm guessing at this point you'd want the DVD, but I'd need to know more about your symptoms etc.

5. My back is doing pretty well, thanks for asking:) I appreciate that.

Partly it's time, partly it's some self care exercises that I do to keep it happy. I can do most anything put I'm usually aware of my low back, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

I haven't done acupuncture for it, and I don't like the hanging from a bar thing or inversion tables, it's hard on my ankles. I do like this thing though: The Nubax. Worth the cost? Just all depends, mostly on if one uses it or not.

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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
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Nov 13, 2013
i have had all the symptoms of C T S for over 30 years
by: William

Why is it that i have suffered with this condition,most of my working life,and still do even though i have not worked with any vibrating tools for 15 years,i still get all the symptoms deadness of fingers and hands numbness tingling pins and needles ,every digit feeling like frozen saugages, coldness ect.

I have recenly 10 days ago had C T S surgery yet my other hand is still suffering the symtoms, as i said i have not used any vibrating tools, PLEASE CAN YOU HELP ME TO FIND THE ANSWER TO WHY I STILL SUFFER AFTER ALL THESE YEARS.




Joshua Comments:

Hi William from the U.K. You didn't leave an email address or check the notification box, so I hope that you find this response.

Vibrating tools don't have anything to do with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and the use of said tools certainly isn't the only cause of CTS symptoms.

See: The Carpal Tunnel and B6 Connection

That's just ONE cause of carpal tunnel symptoms. Speaking of which this page explains the causes of each symptom:
Carpal Tunnel Symptoms

And due to the Pain Causing Dynamic, once you get it, it doesn't just go away. That's how all types of Tendonitis work.

See: What Is Tendonitis?

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