Wrist Pain that won't go away? Is it Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Posted Jun 02 2009 4:34pm
San Francisco Chiropractor and Carpal Tunnel Doctor comments:
Arm and hand pain can be brutal because you use your hands to do everything. Unless you have actually experienced serious arm, wrist, or hand pain yourself, it's hard to imagine how bad it can be. Sometimes you can't sleep, you can't work on the computer, and you can't even grip a steering wheel. Pain pills do nothing to relieve the pain. Ice does nothing. Just the pressure from wrist splints sends you through the roof. I have had patients come to me for help that have lost their jobs because of severe hand pain and carpal tunnel syndrome. They have told me that the doctors they saw, who were carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and wrist pain experts, told them they were just going to have to learn to live with the pain. GREAT, Thanks.
The thing that surprises me the most is that some doctors do not even check out the neck when they examine someone for CTS. Many times it is the company or family doctor and they just are not that up to date on treating these sorts of problems. Many of these patients have repetitive stress injuries (RSI), which are very hard to diagnose an treat.