My name is Jennifer and I was diagnosed with bilateral CTS in 1998 my job requires computer use entire 8 hrs. I had Cortisone injections initially then had no other problems until 2009 at that time started experiencing a lot of pain and swelling went to a Hand Physician and had another EMG done had one in 1998, this one said i didn't have it on the left side although i'm experiencing the exact same symptoms swelling pain and numbness. In Jan 2010 had surgery on the right its almost a year and still having swelling in my fingers and cannot perform certain tasks like opening jars or twisting was at a sporting event in Oct and clapped my hand and they both swelled, my swelling is pretty much daily and everytime I mention this to my doctor or nurse they just say u can expect some swelling. I also use a mouse and i have a lot of pain in my pointer finger from clicking a mouse all day weather plays a major part in my pain cold and rain are not my friends. This is a workman's comp issue as I never had any problems prior to daily computer usage required by my job, but I'm not feeling like my complaints are being addressed and im wondering if i am going to have to just live with this the rest of my life. I am right handed but now my left hand is dominant, it hurts worse than the right hand did but it is the stronger hand.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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