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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What do numbness and pain in the hands indicate?

My symtoms started 20 yrs ago, numbing in my hand, ring and pinky finger while I was pregnant with my first child, now 20yrs later I have numbing, sudden pains shooting in my arms, legs hands and feet, it gets worse with the more I excert myself, I ve been thru tests, lower back has two veribras pinching a disc out, told I have carpal tunnel syndrome in my arms and legs, I feel like my doctor may be overlooking my situation.
Mon, 26 Mar 2018
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As per your description, you are already diagnosed with 2 conditions (Disk herniation and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome).

For disk herniation:

If symptoms like pain and numbness are not severe and not occurring while rest then conservative treatment can give you a better relief.

It includes physiotherapy, hot fomentation, wearing neck band while working as well as traveling. Don't work with neck flexed.

For carpal tunnel syndrome:

Consult orthopedic surgeon for carpal tunnel syndrome. According to my opinion surgical decompression is the treatment option for it.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Hiren Hirpara
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