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How's your day going so far ?

Strawberry1
Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,494 Disability Gamechanger
I think I may be starting with Carpal tunnel 😳 

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  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 7,562 Scope online community team
    Oh that's not fun, if you're still experiencing symptoms over the next few days, I'd contact your GP if you can. 

    The NHS has information on how to treat carpal tunnel syndrome at home:

    How to treat carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) yourself

    CTS sometimes gets better by itself in a few months, particularly if you have it because you're pregnant.

    Wear a wrist splint

    A wrist splint is something you wear on your hand to keep your wrist straight. It helps to relieve pressure on the nerve.

    You wear it at night while you sleep. You'll have to wear a splint for at least 4 weeks before it starts to feel better.

    You can buy wrist splints online or from pharmacies.

    Stop or cut down on things that may be causing it

    Stop or cut down on anything that causes you to frequently bend your wrist or grip hard, such as using vibrating tools for work or playing an instrument.

    Painkillers

    Painkillers like paracetamol or ibuprofen may help carpal tunnel pain short-term.

    But there's little evidence to say they can treat the cause of CTS, so it's important not to rely on them.

    Hand exercises

    There's a small amount of evidence to suggest hand exercises help ease the symptoms of CTS.


    I hope this helps, but let us know if we can do anything else :)
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  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,494 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you @Alex_Scope , I've popped my wrist splint on but I don't think I've had it on long enough.  I've had symptoms before but just ignored it but it's playing up a bit at present.  Thank you so much.  
  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,494 Disability Gamechanger
    @Alex_Scope , I will look online to see what exercises there are for this problem.  Thanks so much 🙏. 
  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 7,562 Scope online community team
    You're welcome @Strawberry1, keep going with the wrist splint and hopefully that should help!
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  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,494 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks @Alex_Scope , your a gem 💎. 
  • Beaver79
    Beaver79 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 15,300 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Strawberry1 How is your Carpal tunnel now? Have you spoken to your GP regarding this. 

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