Wrist pain shooting grip problems pins & needles

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foodiefil Mon 02-Dec-19 21:54:14

Can anyone help me figure out if I have sprained my wrist / have carpal tunnel syndrome or something else ... right hand right side (pinky side) pain some shooting some dull, struggling to grip things - not too bad but can take me by surprise sometimes like if I go to pull open a door or pick something heavy up. I can still type etc so not too bad. Some shooting pain up my arm. Bit of pins and needles. I can make a wrist can't squeeze tightly though. Don't want to go to docs if I can possibly help it. Only second day too.

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jalopy Tue 03-Dec-19 06:54:57

Always seek advice from a medical professional.

Having said that, do you think your symptoms fit tendonitis? Did you overuse/repetitively strain your arm somehow? It takes a while to improve if that's the case.

foodiefil Tue 03-Dec-19 10:52:56

I'm not sure. It's now pain in my wrist - can still do general things - but a strange sensation slightly like pins and needles all the way up my arm

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bloodywhitecat Tue 03-Dec-19 10:56:13

Cubital tunnel rather than carpal tunnel? Carpal tunnel affects the thumb, cubital tunnel affects the ring and small fingers.

bloodywhitecat Tue 03-Dec-19 10:59:03

I have had both cubital and carpal tunnel in my left hand, it was treated with amitriptyline before I finally had to have surgery last year. The carpal tunnel is resolved since surgery but the cubital tunnel has recurred.

Deminism Tue 03-Dec-19 13:03:27

Sounds more like RSI to me.

haba Tue 03-Dec-19 13:39:34

You can get wrist splints from boots/pharmacists to wear that really help when mine are playing up. Probably about £20 (sorry, mine are veeeeerrrryyyy old now!).
They keep your wrists in the optimum position and help it improve.


foodiefil Tue 03-Dec-19 15:48:39

I can't think of anything I do that regularly that could have caused it 🤔 @Deminism
Will have a look at wrist splints @jalopy

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foodiefil Tue 03-Dec-19 15:48:55

Sorry @haba not @jalopy

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