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What causes numbness and pain in wrist and arm?

I was diagnosed with CTS many years ago in my left first then my right. I have been coping with that fine for a long time wearing splints when it was acting up. it seems that i have slowly been either developing it worse, or something else and when i woke up last night with my left hand cramped up in a ball pain in my wrist and numbness and pain in my hand it kinda scared. I have had people tell me to be checked for Arthritis. I just now found me a new doctors office after my doctor retired, and i have had my regular physical tests and stuff but not seen a Doctor yet just the NP. I have nothing against her but i just wanted to look some info up and see what i should be doing especially after last night. Shouldn t i be seeing a regular Doctor to enquire about this? could this just be my carple Tunnel getting worse, or something else like arthritis?
Tue, 5 Aug 2014
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello

Use of machine can reduce your pain and swelling, you can ask your physiotherapist for therapy for CTS.

Use ice packs to reduce inflammation .
Physiotherapy with ultrasound and Tens will help you,
For early healing you can take Tab celin [vit C] and antioxidant with anti-inflammatory [Tab enzomac plus ].

An x ray will rule out arthritis,you can consult your doctor and do x ray.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care
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What causes numbness and pain in wrist and arm?

Hello Use of machine can reduce your pain and swelling, you can ask your physiotherapist for therapy for CTS. Use ice packs to reduce inflammation . Physiotherapy with ultrasound and Tens will help you, For early healing you can take Tab celin [vit C] and antioxidant with anti-inflammatory [Tab enzomac plus ]. An x ray will rule out arthritis,you can consult your doctor and do x ray. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. Wishing you good health. Take care