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Carpel Tunnel?

For the last two or three weeks, I have been experiencing quite a bit of pain in my hand.

The pain runs from the middle of my thumb joint down, along the big bone and around to the front of my hand and the bottom of that thumb bone.

It might surprise you to read that it doesn’t hurt when I knit.

It does, however, hurt when I’m grabbing something like a dish (when I’m washing dishes), putting something in the oven, or driving.

This problem cropped up several years ago, when I my part-time job involved answering the phone.  My left hand used to freeze when I opened it to grip the receiver.  At that time, I went to the doctor and had an x-ray.  The results came back negative for carpel tunnel.

The pain eventually went away until a couple of years ago.  At that time, I purchased a brace at a drug store.

I hated it and didn’t use it for long.

I pulled it out last week to give it another try, but I’ll admit to not doing well.  I try to wear it at night, but I pull it off in my sleep.  The last two nights, I haven’t though.

I don’t know if this thing is going to do any good.

What I believe has caused the problems I’m having is the way I use my left hand when I’m on the computer…

See how I hold my thumb up?  It’s very strange, and I have no idea when I started doing this.

I don’t hold my right thumb like this…just my left.

Rooster and I talked about this last night, and he said he had noticed the strange position of my thumb as well.

I’ve been doing a bit of research on the internet, and I really do think I have some carpel tunnel going on based on the ligaments that I believe are involved.

I’m going to give this a bit of time before visiting the doctor.

I’m keeping my fingers/thumbs crossed that the Lord will heal my hand.

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2 Responses

  1. Sorry to hear that you’ve been having some issues with your hand. I can only imagine how frustrating that must be for you. I’ll say a prayer that it will heal and all will be well.

  2. 😦 Bad news for a blogger!!

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