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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: in some cases no cause can be identified. Me included?

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  • Posted By: Komson
  • October 7, 2011
  • 00:03 PM

Sawaddee All,

I am right handed, and developed 'carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)' since 3rd of Sept 2011 on my right arm; my thumb; the two fingers, not on the ring finger.

Due to information of some web sites, I thought my CTS was caused by too much of both typing; playing badminton. However, CTS information found on http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/carpal_tunnel/detail_carpal_tunnel.htm#186223049
showed that the above two causes should not be the case for mine.The degree of numbness has been about the same -- before or after sleep, or any activity -- since the first few days to this moment; seven days / 24 hours. Just a little feeling of something (numbness?) running up to my elbow. The thumb and the two fingers still sense temperature and all kinds of touch with just a little bit less in touch degree. No inflammation, pain and swelling. I did not get any sprain or fracture. No use of vibrating tool. No cyst or tumor in the canal. My weight, blood pressure & pulse are all the same as they have been for almost all my life. No signs or histry of diabetes. I can still do all exercise including hours of badminton games without any pain or any increased degree of numbness. With or without exercise or hand typing, all have been the same. My numbness I says above includes little tingling.

When I raise my right hand in some way to shave my beard, the numb degree increases.

Three medical doctors in the same hospital prescribed me some medicines; I got the second doctor due to the hospital system after me informing it that I wanted to see a doctor in division of nervous system (or something), then the second doctor told me that 'Not nervous system division, but orthopedics first':

The first of family planning division: neosec (paracetamol 350 mg + orphenadrine citrate 35 mg), and vitamin B1, B6 ; B12.

The second of family planning division: omeprazole 20 mg + diclofenac sodium 25 mg.

The third of orthopedics division: gabapentine 300 mg; vitamin B1, B6 ; B12.

I stop taking medicines after I thought it did not help at all, i.e. after taking them 10-14 days. I have stopped taking any medicines for 4 days with my degree of numbness at the same level.

My third doctor set an appointment to see him two months later, and told me that if I felt worse, I could see him at any day; if I felt better, I could ignore the appointment.

Some suggestions, please.

Thank you in advance.

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