thread: Sore hands

  1. #1
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005
    Happy Valley, Adelaide
    1,010

    Sore hands

    I have had aching hands for a couple of days now, and I know you're all saying "carpel tunnel" but this aching is in my middle, ring and pinky fingers and from what I've read CTS is usually predominantly the index finger. I have very minor swelling (can still get rings on and off) but no tingling or numbness. It's really annoying as I can't play my violin with it which is inteferring with my teaching...

    Has anyone else experienced this and been told if it is actually CTS or not??


  2. #2
    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2005
    victoria
    396

    Funny you should mention this, I have just experienced the same feelings in one of the my hands, just figured I must have strained it some way but didn't know how. Can't offer any advice though, I'm interested in finding out what other have to say.

    cheers,

  3. #3
    BellyBelly Member

    May 2004
    3,303

    Donella,

    I would get it checked out when you next have a hopsital appt. I would say it is CTS.

    I had CTS when i was pregnant with Alex and i was given braces to wear and they help so much i was able to sleep and use my hands so much more than i did before i got them. A few weeks after having Alex my hands where much better.

  4. #4
    Melinda Guest

    Nope, not just the index finger with my CTS! Unfortunately it extended to all my fingers (thumbs excluded) and both hands became entirely numb/tingly.

    It was a gradual progression though, so it could be the start of it for you. I hope not though!

  5. #5
    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2005
    NEWCASTLE
    596

    Sounds like CTS. I had it about 8 years ago when i was teaching learn to swim from repetative catching of kids and strain to my wrists it caused the swelling, tingling and numbness in my hands/fingers/wrists and sure enough was CTS. My Dr prescribed R&R which meant no teaching until it had calmed right down. Anti inflamitories were given to me to help reduce the swelling and excercises to help move the fluid about. I hope it doesn't effect you to bad because it's such a pain to deal with and also can be extreamly painful. I would let my DR/MWife know at my next appointment if i were you.

    Take care

  6. #6
    Melinda Guest

    Painful is right!!!

  7. #7
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005
    Mid North Coast NSW
    2,504

    hope it improves soon for you donella,

    Linda