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Cts

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 28, 2010
  • 04:19 PM

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.

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