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I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to help you with your concerns.
CTS usually involves more than one fingers.
You likely injured the nerve and muscle of the thumb--so this is not typically called CTS.
This happened from weight lifting in the gym.
You need to rest your thumb for a week at least.
You can wear a thumb splint for rest at night time.
This will improve gradually.
THis is not concerning.
so worried its cts
but if you do not rest well, it may turn into one
when i put the wrist stap on it makes pins and nedals worse
avoid wrist strap for now as this is likely pressing on the nerves
how about light pressure?
still better to avoid for now
and i get a little pins and nedals in index like 2% compared with the thumb
yes that is also nerve compression related at the wrist
this is still early stage --hence will fully recover with rest
also if i touch my wrist it dosent give me pins and nedals
that is not concerning.
what would you say would cause the pins and nedals ?
due to the pressure on the nerves
cooling gel good ?
ibuprofen is ok for the pain
cooling gel no help.
as in no help making worse or no help at all ? as when i use it i like the feeling and it takes pins away
it will not make worse.
so im ok to use it
but you can use it since you feel better
am i best it use strap at night ?
should not be too tight
cts is it curable ?
yes it is
going back to doctors hopfully they will sign me off
how about driving ?
yes you should see your doctor.
driving is ok
im been poking my fingers to see if i have feelings
can i lift with my fingers just not my thumb ? i have a grip master any good ? or shall i let it heal first ?
avoid too heavy lifting
rest is the best