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numb hands

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by MTChevy, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. MTChevy

    MTChevy 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    seems when i work for a while sometimes turning a screwdriver, usually outside my hands go numb. I dont know if its the position of it or what. but my hands are currently numb (actually coming back to life now, just got the tingling effect) but its weird to explain. That is all i guess, have no idea where i was going with this thread.
     
  2. K5Greek

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    most i notice after wrenching a while is a little cramp in my hand.. i never go numb
     
  3. MTChevy

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    whenever im turning wrenches, inside or outside all day my hands dont do the numbing thing... I don't think I'll ever figure it out
     
  4. Corey 78K5

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    Poor circulation maybe........
     
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    It happens. Notice the veins in your arm either recede or bulge at the same time? :deal:

    I'm pretty sure it has to do with a demand for circulation, and the movement/position making the demand difficult.
     
  6. MTChevy

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    that could very well be
     
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    It's neuro. related.

    Nerves in your wrists and hands.

    Carpal tunnel problem possibly.
     
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    think poor circulation? take 6 aspirin before next time... see if it thins you enough LOL... i've had the same thing happen...
     
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    So is all the blood rushing to different areas of his body?

























    :haha: :haha: :haha:
     
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    I've been sitting here at my desk for the last 3 hours typing reports and crap. My left hand is whacked and I still have 20 minutes of interview to transcribe................:mad:
     
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    I'd second the possibility of carpal tunnel.
     
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    Could be. Could also be brachial plexus injury causing compression of the ulnar nerve above the elbow, which would cause numbness of the outside of the hand and pinkie and ring finger. C7 / T1 involvement for ulnar nerve. If you have C4 / C5 involvement, yopu could have numbness in the rest of your hand.

    BTW, neither carpal tunnel nor brachial plexus injury requires surgery.
     
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    I thought carpal tunnel was a long term thing? I'm 20, and MTChevy is pretty close in age, I didn't know it could happen that early. :dunno:
     
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    Nope. I comes from trauma (due to repetitive motion or other micro or not so micro trauma) to the ligaments on the top of the wrist. Ligament laxity occurs (the ligaments lengthen a bit) causing a collapse of the bones they hold up which then causes the small hole that the nerves travel thru to get smaller, which presses on the nerve going thru that hole to some degree or another which creates the symptoms described as carpal tunnel. Remedied over the long term by prolotherapy to shorten the ligaments back up to before-injury length, which releases pressure on the nerve. I have also seen chiropratice adjustment rememdy the symptoms but I don't know exactly how that works.
     
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    repetitive motion? you mean repeatedly typing PAD? that might have something to do with it lol
     
  16. MTChevy

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    too much yankin it haha:haha:
     
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    So what would I have been doing that repetitively before my 12th birthday? Although, maybe it's something else, it is kind of difficult to diagnose stuff over the introweb. :D
     

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