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Carpel Operation Help!

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  • Posted By: bobwhite
  • June 21, 2009
  • 05:06 PM

Against my advice, my son just had an operation for carpel tunnel.
Now, the OTHER hand is suddenly tingling just like the hand that
"required" the operation.

He's a vegetarian, and I'm wondering now if he's missing some kind
of vitamin or protein in his diet. No one in the family has ever had
this problem.

Or if there is another problem causing carpel symptoms, that needs

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  • There is no scientific evidence to suggest that diet or vitamin deficiency is related to the onset and or advancement of carpel tunnel syndrome. Likewise, familial patterns are not required for the presence of CTS as well. I would ask at this point what type of occupation your son performs? Best regards, J Cottle, MD
    JCottleMD 580 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks for getting back, Doc!He plays (played) blue grass fiddle. The one hand was plausible because it was holding the violin, but he had cut back playing considerably, so for the other to suddenly kick up is very strange.I remember hearing that nature likes symmetry and tends to mirror symptoms. I wonder if this is some kind of temporary post-operation nerve glitch (I hope I hope).
    bobwhite 20 Replies Flag this Response
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  • Playing bluegrass fiddle certainly puts him in the category of those with a high risk for developing cts. And it is possible that with the resolution of pain in one hand, he his now able to notice pain and cts symptoms in the other hand which had been present all along. However, the development of new symptoms in the opposite hand immediately after corrective surgery seems more indicative of someone talking him into paying for another surgery. (this all depends on how well he knows and trusts those involved in his health care, and I'm not sure if there is a fiddler's union, and what their health plan would be.)
    gregtfish 67 Replies Flag this Response
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