anyone have or had carpal tunnel?does anything help?
I had the surgery on both wrists as well, and it was the best thing I could have done. As Maurepas mentioned, I would constantly wake up at night, arms totally numb, and then it would take awhile to get back to sleep after shaking the damn numbness out.
I had the surgeries about a month apart, because those wrist braces the doctor gave me proved totally useless. That was about 7-8 years ago, and I haven't had a problem since.
It's a very comforting feeling knowing that when you go to sleep, you're actually going to get sleep, and not have to deal with pain and numbness.
Also, as has been mentioned, rehab is a key as well. Workers comp covered everything for me, so that was an added plus.
Yeah, that's what I should have said instead. It felt like my arms were on fire when I woke up. Then it would take a good amount of time to shake all of that out of the arms, and by that time, you're wide awake.The numbness was annoying, but it's the BURNING that used to keep me up at night.
I wore the braces steady, day and night, for months, until I learned to just naturally hold my wrists at the correct angle. Now I have to use them once in a while, but not often.
I have it, very progressed in left, not nearly as bad in right. Numbness, nerve damage, droppin things, no grip strength, all of that.Do you have it? How did you get it?