Hello everyone, long time no talk. I've been busy lately working two jobs and now, my right hand is really acting up. I was told by my doctor some years ago that I have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Now, it's back. While at work whether it's prep, on the line or washing dishes, I try to be aware of what I'm doing and not to bend my wrist when I don't have to. ( I know, easier said than done.) When I get home from my shift I ice the area down for ten minutes or so, take some Ibuprofen, stretch and put a brace on to keep my wrist straight. I also sleep in the brace. It does help. So I am interested in hearing about those of you who deal with this as well. How do you treat your symptoms at home? Do you do anything that I'm not doing according to the above information? I just need to clarify one thing. I'm not crying or complaining...lol. In my distorted way of thinking, I love leaving the kitchen to go home and have my body hurting and tired. It gives me a feeling of accomplishment. Though I'm concerned because I know Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can do damage in the long run in extreme cases. Thank you all for your time.
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10/1/07 at 2:26pm