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Does this sound like a trapped nerve in my wrist?

(9 Posts)
belgo Thu 09-Jul-09 16:00:21

I've had pain on and off in my wrist since I was a teenager, and at the moment it's fairly bad. A physio therapist I saw a while ago suggested that it's a trapped nerve.

The pain is worse at night and I find my hands go numb fairly easily in certain positions while sleeping. But it's the pain that is most annoying and I'm having difficulty doing those fiddly little things such as doing up seat belts, buttons, zips, and I do seem to be dropping things more then usual. It can be very suddenly painful. It's mostly in my wrist.

I was wondering if it's carpel tunnel syndrome, but my thumb itself seems ok, it's more the middle fingers that are effected.

Any ideas? Any simple cures?

belgo Thu 09-Jul-09 16:10:29


Oblomov Thu 09-Jul-09 16:25:00

carpal is classically thumb and first two fingers. But ..... could be ....

belgo Thu 09-Jul-09 16:34:23

It seems to be my middle three fingers, the back of my hand and wrist. It's difficult doing things like cutting a slice of toast. I just don't seem to have any strength in the hand.

Milliways Thu 09-Jul-09 17:03:39

Ask your GP for a referral to an Orthopaedic Hand clinic (or even a Neurologist for nerves). They can arrange a scan to confirm an entrapment.

belgo Thu 09-Jul-09 17:52:18

Ok I do that{smile] I have an appointment with my GP for tomorrow evening.

belgo Fri 10-Jul-09 17:36:08

Just been to my GP, she's diagnosed tennis elbow, even though it's not my elbow that hurts and I don't play tennisgrin.

She's given me medicine and a physio referral.

Milliways Fri 10-Jul-09 19:29:48

Good! It's amazing how you get "referred" pain no-where near the problem site.

I've got a Neurology appt on Monday so hoping will get similar result.

belgo Fri 10-Jul-09 20:43:57

Good luck with your appt Milliwayssmile

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