Wrist tendonitis or carpal tunnel? Piano player and working out

by Corinne

I'm a 47-year-old woman. I play piano and was doing some weight lifting (not very heavy) when I started getting pain in the joints of both my thumbs and my wrists.

Four weeks ago the doctor said I have tendonitis in my wrists and early arthritis in my thumbs.

The pain didn't go away from my wrists after four weeks so I started searching online. I saw this website and tried the ice dipping for the last 3 days and now that pain is starting to go away.

I also started taking the supplements. Even though the pain started going away from my thumbs and wrists, the last couple days I've been getting a burning pain on the tops of my hands when I use the computer.

I was thinking of ordering one of these ebooks but I'm not sure if I have carpal tunnel or wrist tendonitis.

Is the pain on the tops of the hands another symptom of tendonitis or is it carpal tunnel because I'm getting arthritis?


Joshua Answers:

Hi Corinne.

1. Why exactly does your doctor think that you have 'early arthritis' in your thumb? For any reason other than that it hurts?

2. How bad does it hurt? How often?

3. Do you have any numbness or tingling in your fingers or thumbs? If not, you technically don't have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Read this page too, that will help you figure things out: Carpal Tunnel Symptoms

4. The pain on top of your hands can be a few things.

* It can be from waste product and irritant stuck in your tissue from your muscles being constantly TOO TIGHT (and working hard 24/7)

* It can be pain enhancing chemical from your ongoing Process of Inflammation and Pain Causing Dynamic.

* Could be from nutritional insufficiency and/or deficiency.

Realistically, it's a combination of all three. That's just the way Tendonitis works.

So. If you have numbness and tingling, your best bet is The Carpal Tunnel Treatment That Works.

If not, you'll probably do just fine with the Reversing Wrist Tendonitis ebook.

Both will give you a complete plan to reverse the predictable and progressive increase of tightness and pain.

More questions, more answers.

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Oct 10, 2015
Burning pain in the back of hands - 15 years of a painting and decorating career !
by: Paula W

I'm glad to discover your website, it gives me hope that I can help myself.

Having worked as decorator for many years (I'm now 49) I've recently developed pain, stiffness- (particularly in the morning ) and some weakening in my hands.

It manifests as a burning sensation in the tendons across the back of my hands and thumb.

Some months ago I had numbness and tingling in my hands as in Carpal Tunnel.

It's really worrying as its my livelihood.

It's really interesting that you talk of the link with nutrition and mineral deficiencies. We are after all a complex chemical lab!

I was wondering if the onset had anything to do with menopause changes that are beginning
I grow my own veg and eat quite a lot of greens, muesli, nuts etc. but will try the Magnesium, vit. B & D supplements to see if this helps.

I will also try the ice and report back.

My work really hammers my forearms, shoulders and hands and I've been wondering when something like this would come along.


Hi Paula.

How are things progressing?

Nutrition is a huge player. If you don't have what you need, your body can't work correctly/optimally.

Burning sensation can be a function of chronic tightness, or nutritional lack, or (realistically) both.

The carpal tunnel tingling/numbness symptom is/can be a function of chronic tightess, or nutritional lack, or (realistically) both.

Probably like most people your posture isn't awesome, all that hunching forward while working (and driving, and reading, and computering, etc). Wouldn't hurt to lay backwards over one of those big blowup exercise balls, or put your back on the corner of a doorway and take your arms up and back, to counter that forward position.

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