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I can barely use my hands.

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  • Posted By: hornunve
  • November 7, 2013
  • 04:54 AM

In 2011 I started having severe pain in my right hand (dominant) and the symptoms were consistent with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I had the necessary tests done, the diagnosis was confirmed and surgery was performed.
Fast forward.
It is now 2 (almost 3) years later. The initial symptoms were somewhat fixed. But now I have severe, chronic pain in both of my hands and wrists. If I write more than 2 sentences my hand is overcome with severe cramping pain that feels warm internally but not externally. My hands ache severely when I am not using them. There is consistent pain in my hands 24/7 and it demolished my grades when I was in high school to the point where I had to drop a class for an F and I requested for adjustments when taking my AP Literature and Composition test since there were 3+ handwritten essays with little time to complete them. I did not get the adjustments I needed and did not pass. I have no idea what's wrong with me. I've had xrays, mris, eegs, blood tests, nerve blocks, and prescriptions for at least a dozen different medications over 2 years. No neurological problems, no physical abnormalities that would require surgery, 6 months of physical therapy left me with "little to no change" in my wrist/hand condition. And it has grown steadily worse, even though I'm not in school at the moment. I was finally referred to a pain clinic, and so far nothing has worked. I've been seeing them for almost a year. They aren't trying to diagnosis whatever is wrong with me; they're just trying to treat the symptoms.

Help me.

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  • Hello, Welcome on Better-Medicine, I have read your problem, and as i think it can be treated without any kind of complicated method. you just need to adjust your chair according the height of your table, it's like when some one works in a office and writes a lot then these kind of problem arise and you have got already an operation for Carpel tunnel, so don't worry you just need a orthopedic wrist band and need to adjust your chair according to height of Table. i hope this will help you out and don't take so much NSAID's if you feel pain the consult your doctor and ask him to give 'Valoron' this medicine help you to get relief from pain and wont damage your stomach.I hope you will feel better.RegardsDr.Girivar
    drgirivar 6 Replies
    • November 30, 2013
    • 02:21 PM
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  • Hello, Welcome on Better-Medicine, I have read your problem, and as i think it can be treated without any kind of complicated method. you just need to adjust your chair according the height of your table, it's like when some one works in a office and writes a lot then these kind of problem arise and you have got already an operation for Carpel tunnel, so don't worry you just need a orthopedic wrist band and need to adjust your chair according to height of Table. i hope this will help you out and don't take so much NSAID's if you feel pain the consult your doctor and ask him to give 'Valoron' this medicine help you to get relief from pain and wont damage your stomach.I hope you will feel better.RegardsDr.GirivarIn 2011 I started having severe pain in my right hand (dominant) and the symptoms were consistent with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I had the necessary tests done, the diagnosis was confirmed and surgery was performed.Fast forward.It is now 2 (almost 3) years later. The initial symptoms were somewhat fixed. But now I have severe, chronic pain in both of my hands and wrists. If I write more than 2 sentences my hand is overcome with severe cramping pain that feels warm internally but not externally. My hands ache severely when I am not using them. There is consistent pain in my hands 24/7 and it demolished my grades when I was in high school to the point where I had to drop a class for an F and I requested for adjustments when taking my AP Literature and Composition test since there were 3+ handwritten essays with little time to complete them. I did not get the adjustments I needed and did not pass. I have no idea what's wrong with me. I've had xrays, mris, eegs, blood tests, nerve blocks, and prescriptions for at least a dozen different medications over 2 years. No neurological problems, no physical abnormalities that would require surgery, 6 months of physical therapy left me with "little to no change" in my wrist/hand condition. And it has grown steadily worse, even though I'm not in school at the moment. I was finally referred to a pain clinic, and so far nothing has worked. I've been seeing them for almost a year. They aren't trying to diagnosis whatever is wrong with me; they're just trying to treat the symptoms.Help me.
    drgirivar 6 Replies
    • November 30, 2013
    • 02:24 PM
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  • Check for a parasite in the stool sample called Blastocystis huminus. Google it and go to symptoms, its an easy test and can attack the nerves.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 1, 2013
    • 10:56 PM
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  • You need to go to an arm and hand surgeon, preferably one that specializes in carpal tunnel. It's a common surgery, but you want an expert. Testing may not prove anything, especially if both arms/hands are affected and you have no baseline functioning to compare for nerve damage. With neuropathy, even a tiny compression, can cause major pain and dysfunction. Typically, you have to go through "pain management" or PT attempts (conservative)before insurance pays for "medically necessary" surgery.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • September 18, 2014
    • 07:11 PM
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