Carpal tunnel syndrome. I've heard about it several times, and many doctors anticipated that I would eventually have it. Well it's here and time to get real about it.
For a few months, I have been waking up several times a night with a horrible tingling, numbness and burning sensations in my thumb, index finger and middle finger. Plus I had pain in my neck. The doctor sent me to physical therapy.
Carpal tunnel is when a nerve gets blocked by repetitive movements. People who have cerebral palsy often have their wrists bent down. I do but on top of that I type a lot because I simply love working.
I've been going about three months now and even though it has improved my neck, my fingers continued to wake me. Yesterday I was officially diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. I need to wear a hand splint at night and limit my typing way down for awhile.
My hand does not like being in a splint, but I am finally getting used to it. The first night I wore it, I didn't wake up from any pain. It was amazing.
For typing, I use my WordQ program with word prediction. It's not all bad because it forces me to do other things than work.
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