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Carpal Tunnel..does it cause sharp pain?

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I've had tendonitis in my wrist before but this is different.
I do Taekwondo (took it up last year as a middle aged woman..mad) and thursday had a very intense class with a lot of punching and pushups.

Now I can't grasp anything..lifting a pan, or trying to peel potatoes and I get an incredibly 'ow FUCK!' level sharp pain radiating from my first knuckle into my wrist on the thumb side. Not sure whether to pop to minor injuries or just strap it and pray.

Wondering if I have compressed the nerve or even a miro scaphoid fracture. It aches all the time but only causes sharp pain when I try and DO anything.

PoshPenny Mon 16-Jun-14 22:54:05

My experience of carpal tunnel (diagnosed as mild in my case) is more like constant pins and needles rather than sharp pains

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 16-Jun-14 23:01:23

Wearing constant pain in middle fingers for me no let up at all.

Germgirl Mon 16-Jun-14 23:06:51

Make a fist with your thumb inside the fist IYSWIM, now hold your fist out in front of you so that your thumb is uppermost.
Tilt your wrist downwards. Does it BLOODY HURT?!
If so, you may well have de quervains tenosynovitis.
Rest & ice for a few days & if it doesn't get better, you need to see your doctor.
I had it in my right wrist. It started on Christmas Day when I tried to take the turkey out of the oven. Oh my goodness, it bloody hurt!

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