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My wife's index and middle finger of her right hand hurts

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My wife's index and middle finger of her right hand hurts from constant typing on the computer. Can this be a symptom of carpel tunnel syndrome? She uses an ice pack on her hand for about 10 minutes and wears a wrist brace when she goes to sleep. What else can she do to alleviate the pain?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Orthopedics
Expert:  Dr.Sawhney replied 1 year ago.
I am an Orthopaedic surgeon and I would be happy to help you today.
Expert:  Dr.Sawhney replied 1 year ago.
Does she get any numbness or abnormal feeling in her fingers?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your help. She has intense pain as if a knife is "slicing her fingers".
Expert:  Dr.Sawhney replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for your reply.
This can be carpal tunnel syndrome.
For confirmation she should have a nerve conduction velocity study.
Meanwhile she can practice certain exercises which may help to some extent. Please see the link below should also take breaks every 15 minutes and stretch and rotate her wrists.
You should also discuss getting a steroid injection in the carpal tunnel area with her doctor.
Feel free to ask any follow-up questions.
Expert:  Dr.Sawhney replied 1 year ago.
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