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Recently, I've been having some trouble with my left pinky. It just falls asleep randomly, when I'm not doing anything. Gets cold and tingly and weird and stuff.

I didn't really think anything of it, except that it's a bit annoying and perhaps thinking my circulation wasn't up to par.

Last night, I mentioned something about it, and apparently its one of the first signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Great.

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tally_cat
Oct. 17th, 2007 12:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, yah. I could've told you that, hun. It can also be the signs of a pinched nerve... so don't freak.
thisgirliknow
Oct. 17th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
way to freak me out to tell me not to freak.
tally_cat
Oct. 17th, 2007 04:54 pm (UTC)
Pinched nerves are usually not that big a deal if it's just a muscle spasm that's causing the problem. Once the spams goes, so does the pinched nerve.
tally_cat
Oct. 17th, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC)
If you're actually concerned about it, give yourself a treat. Go see a GOOD massage therapist who cares more about your health than just making you happy. Tell them about the issue, and they can check, during a massage to see if there's a reason for a pinched nerve in the area that can be fixed (muscle spasm, etc).
brittdreams
Oct. 17th, 2007 01:21 pm (UTC)
agreed on the pinched nerve thing. i had one about this time last year in my shoulder and it made me periodically lose feeling in my hand. i guess it just depends on how permanent the whole thing is. that said, i went to the doctor and they can't do jack for a pinched nerve. (other than tell me to type less/spend less time at the computer)
thisgirliknow
Oct. 17th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
yikes. Now I'm more scared. Doctor's visit for me!
brittdreams
Oct. 17th, 2007 07:28 pm (UTC)
a pinched nerve was meant to be *less* scary because it's not permanent.
tevarin
Oct. 17th, 2007 02:20 pm (UTC)
I've heard that padded hand rests for your keyboard and ergonomic this-and-that can help fix carpal tunnel syndrome, but I don't know any details.
thisgirliknow
Oct. 17th, 2007 02:25 pm (UTC)
my mouse has a padded rest but I hate it and don't use it. I can bring in an ergo keyboard if I want. I prolly will.
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thisgirliknow
Oct. 17th, 2007 04:46 pm (UTC)
This is my non-mouse hand...
subjectivity
Oct. 17th, 2007 04:56 pm (UTC)
chiropractor might help, maybe more than a doctor.
thisgirliknow
Oct. 17th, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC)
whats Alan's uncle's name?
subjectivity
Oct. 17th, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC)
Ralph
thisgirliknow
Oct. 17th, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC)
last name?
subjectivity
Oct. 17th, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC)
he doesn't practice anymore, just teaches. But if you want me to ask him if he has any recommendations in Tallahassee, I'd be happy to, next time I see him.
thisgirliknow
Oct. 17th, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC)
I don't actually want a chiropractor, I just remembered hearing that he taught at Life, so I was going to ask Ron if he had hm or had heard of him.
subjectivity
Oct. 17th, 2007 09:06 pm (UTC)
are you sure you don't want to see a chiropractor? I have seen one a few times and need to start going back. They can really help with something like a sore pinky, because it's attached to your arm and back etc. and it's all interrelated. Not to mention that getting adjusted feels good and can help posture--it makes me like an inch taller.
tally_cat
Oct. 17th, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC)
Just don't go to the one I used to work for.
metahoss
Oct. 18th, 2007 12:16 am (UTC)
Sounds like maybe this: http://www.handuniversity.com/topics.asp?Topic_ID=8

Cubital Tunnel Syndrom. Just a different tunnel, through which the nerve that goes to your pinky (ulnar nerve) passes. Sounds like the first step is to try to avoid putting too much pressure on your elbow, and keep it straight-ish when you can.
negativeneve
Oct. 18th, 2007 06:31 am (UTC)
Aren't wrist braces suppose to help with that? I hope it's not Carpal Tunnel Syndrome cause I hear that hurts!
thisgirliknow
Oct. 18th, 2007 11:14 am (UTC)
I'm calling my doctor today about it (they're closed Wednesdays). Hopefully it'll be better soon.
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