I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel then six months later tendonitis

by lizbeth castro
(san bernardino)

I woke up about 10 and a half months ago unable to get out of bed because of pain on both wrists.

Then in july I went to the er with numbness on hands and more pain I was then diagnosed with carpal tunnel, then I wore wrist brace and took pills for inflammation and did not help at all, then I continued going to er and doctors appointments and no help but trying to give me pain killers that I don't like to take.

In december I went to a different hospital and I was told I had tendonitis it is now 10 months later I'm suffering even more of pain and my whole life has changed I can't do anything for me or my family I feel useless I have a appointment for the shots on may 3 then I will see what happens I feel pain around the clock even if I don't do movements to my hands I wake up crying at nights because my wrist is hurting bad and forearm,bicep, shoulder,and at times my neck.

I need help I become weak if I tend to do anything. What could this be what should I do where should I go next I can't even move my fingers apart and lift them at the knuckle part of hands.


Joshua Answers:

Hi Lizbeth.


That sounds pretty bad.

But I can tell you, it's not Wrist Tendonitis or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

You might have some of the same symptoms, and some of the same factors, and you do definitely have 'inflammation of a tendon', but there's something else going on.

I see A LOT of people with a variety of different symptoms, and it's unlikely a Corticosteroid Injection is going to help.

primary thing I see in what you've said so far is nutritional deficiency.

Magnesium, Vitamin D, B6, B12.

Magnesium is responsible for muscle tightness/looseness, and muscle pain.

And Inflammation Causes Vitamin B6 Deficiency.

And most everybody is Vitamin D deficient in the U.S.

And this is just a guess, I'd need to ask more questions, but I bet that you have a Gluten Intolerance.

Overall, you are stuck in a pain dynamic. And your body can't get out of it, and is in fact caught in a biofeedback loop where the factors feed on themselves and get worse and worse.


1. How's your digestion, historically. And energy levels?

2. Have you been pregnant? (takes a lot of nutrients out of you)

3. History of car crash, falling off a horse, etc? Injury?

4. History of using your hands? Office job, etc?

5. Did this come on overnight, or slowly over time until it became unbearable?

6. Anything else interesting?

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.

And, comments have a 3,000 character limit so you may have to comment twice.

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

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