Discussions By Condition: Nerve conditions


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  • Posted By: thelionsof
  • October 30, 2006
  • 08:26 PM

I have been having parasthesia over the past few months in my legs, but more recently a persistent amount of "sleep" in my fingers and hands, as well.

Until this past weekend it was something I noticed at work, but now if can be driving, talking on the phone, taking a shower, or just watching TV and have it happen.

I work at a chimpanzee care facility, so a lot of my work entails using push mops, scrubbers, and squeeges. My back hand is usually the one to fall asleep so I switch the hand the tool is in. The hand that falls asleep is usually just there for support of the end of the handle, rather than actual muscle use.

I was worried I'm not getting enough circulation. I was also worried about carpal tunnel. If it sounds like it could be an issue, I'll visit my doctor and get to the bottom of it. If anyone knows of exercises or anything that can help this condition, I'd appreciate it. I don't want a problem to arise out of this, so I was checking to see if anyone had experience with this. I appreciate any ideas, thank you.

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  • sounds like carpal tunnel. exercise with holding a soccer ball in the palm of your handwith the fingers only spread out and ball facing down for about 10 seconds that works the muscles to pull the tendons away from the nerve and out from between the tendons.... without surgery.worked for me.
    Junemarie 6 Replies
    • November 6, 2006
    • 09:00 PM
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