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Symptoms of Carpal tunnel Syndrome - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi... my right hand is numb. with a lot of pain at night
User :   hello sir...
Doctor :   Can you tell me which fingers are numb?
User :   index and thumb..
Doctor :   What is your occupation?
User :   but the pain starts from the elbow..
User :   business.. not much use of the computer..
Doctor :   How long you have t his numbness?
User :   had it around 8 months back.. it wasnt htis severe..
Doctor :   ok
User :   started again a couple of weeks back
Doctor :   ok
User :   had nurokind plus the last time i had it. was ok in a months time
Doctor :   The symptoms indicate you have carpal tunnel syndrome
User :   got an MRI done .. nothing significant in there either
Doctor :   Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist.
User :   there is no pain in the wrist actually
Doctor :   what part of MRI done?
User :   i also have migraine.. did MRI of head 3 months back and now cervical
User :   C5-6 and C6-7 have a very slight bulge
Doctor :   right hand is numb, lot of pain at night >> u types initially are classic of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
User :   but the doctors i ahve consulted have ruled out carpel.. they say its due to a nerve compression in the cervical region
Doctor :   Do you have Nerve conduction studies done?
User :   no i havent done that...
Doctor :   u have numbness in thim and index finger
Doctor :   in palm
Doctor :   is that right
User :   yes sir
Doctor :   That is at
Doctor :   That is enough to make diagnosis
Doctor :   To confirm the diagnosis u can get the Nerve conduction studies of the upper extremities
Doctor :   You dont need MRI
User :   where can that be done sir?
User :   i am based in mumbai? should i visit an orthopedic or some other specialist?
Doctor :   Go to any nearest good hospital and good to lab
Doctor :   Yes
User :   what will it diagnose?
Doctor :   you can orthopedic.
User :   ok sir..
Doctor :   It will tell you whether u have any nerve problems or not?
User :   but i do feel pain in the neck region..
User :   ok sir...
Doctor :   Before you go to orthopedic get the test done
User :   any idea of the approx costings?
Doctor :   Neck pain is/may be different from the numbness
Doctor :   It is around 1000/-
User :   ok doc.
User :   ok sir
User :   is there anything i can do to control the pain or reduce it?
Doctor :   1. The treatment is basically using Ubiprofen 600mg 3 times day for 4-5 day s when u have severe numbness
Doctor :   Ibugesic
User :   somebody suggested a wrist splint with a metal rod inside when i go to sleep
Doctor :   I 1 tab 3x/day
Doctor :   Yes
User :   is it a pain killer
Doctor :   wear splints to keep wrists straight, and use correct posture and wrist position.
Doctor :   it is pain killer
Doctor :   Wrist splint at night greatly helps
Doctor :   If pain not controlled , u can get steroid injection in wrist
User :   what do you think would be the problem doc and how much time would something like this take to cure?
Doctor :   Your Orthopedic will guide you further.
Doctor :   It will not cure completely
Doctor :   You will get recurrent symptoms
Doctor :   when u get symptoms uneed to use medicines
User :   does it maen that i need to be careful with it for the rest of my life?
Doctor :   to completely cure , u may have to for surgery , that ur doctor wil guide u
User :   i was into workouts and body building some 4 yrs back. i want to start again but i dont think thats possible now?
User :   i am 27 yrs old
Doctor :   No it will cause problem
Doctor :   you have to take some precaustions and treatment
Doctor :   Did I answer all your queries?
Doctor :   Hope you followed my advise?
User :   yes sir..
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
Doctor :   Take care
User :   thak you sir..
Doctor :   Take care Bye
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