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A. Schuyler, NP, Nurse Practitioner
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Experience:  Board Certified NP, MS, RN. 25 years private practice & hospitalist
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Both my hands hurt from the wrisk and fingers hurt and

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both my hands hurt from the wrisk and fingers hurt and fingers go numb when I am sleeping
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: not using them and wearing a brace on both
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have plates and screws at c34567 and two back surgeries and CHF'
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 4 months ago.

Hello,

Has your doctor examined you for carpal tunnel syndrome? These are the typical symptoms. He or she can give you a steroid shot to help relieve the inflammation around the nerves, which is what causes the pain and tingling. You can apply ice to both wrists for 15-20 minutes at a time several times a day. This helps relieve swelling which also compresses the nerves.

Here is a link that tells you more about it:

http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00005

Best regards,

Schuyler

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