OT - Spasms in my hand - any suggestions what it might be?

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  1. Starlight

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    Just wondered if anyone had come across anything like this before

    For a couple of weeks now Ive had an intermittent numbness around my elbow (hows that for random ;) ) and I keep getting spasms in my hand. My wrist feels as if theres a weakness in it and I have a numbness and pins and needles in my pinkie and ring finger

    Anyone heard of anything similar or any suggestions??
     
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    Sounds a bit like a trapped radial nerve? Not that I'm a doctor.....

    There are two main nerves i think in your lower arm, one affects certain fingers, the other the remaining nerves.

    Other than that, I have no clue.
     
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    Welcome, hope you get it sorted x
     
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    Ive got a docs appt tomorrow so Ill see what he says apart from 'So what are you doing about your weight' :rolleyes:
     
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    Actually I did have a similar thing the second week after missing a shake and doing too much exercise, it was my middle 3 fingers, was quite scary at the time but passed after that evening :(
     
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    Ive been having all my shakes and exercise?? Whats that then... only one kind of exercise I partake in :whistle:
     
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    Lol :) Yeah i had a thing where my fingers sort of curled (slightly like a claw) and then just twitched a lot. No idea why only thing I could think was I had been for a long walk (that is my idea of a lot of exercise at the moment :S) Really freaked me out :(
     
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    Make a weight record card to take with you, like a WW one, shove it in his face and say will this do? Pah! :D :giggle: *while muttering twonk under your breath*
     
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    ps, look what I just did, came to Exante first! ;)
     
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    I severed my ulnar nerve some years back (a dopey moment with stuck toffee in a pyrex dish and a carving knife, ahem), and suffer a lot of what you're experiencing with it.
     
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    Just back from the doctors and its carpal tunnel syndrome :(

    Have to go see a physio tomorrow is theyre open failing that Tues, to get a splint and Im being referred to a Hand specialist
     
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    Oh starlight :( hope they can help you
     
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    I have CTS. In my experience it comes and goes. There are times when I think crumbs this is so bad maybe I WILL have to have the operation :( but others, happily more frequent when it doesn't bother me much at all. So don't think it just has to get worse coz that's not the case at all :) xx
     
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    Thanks Jan... Ive got a letter to go to a physio tomorrow (if theyre open) or Tues to get a splint to try that first. not sure how much Ive to wear that.

    Its really uncomfortable just now, the pins and needles are driving me nuts and the spasm too but hopefully itll settle soon x
     
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    I've got a splint that I wear when it's bad. I tend to take it off to do things - dishes & stuff and I was told to take it off at night but I've read that the advice should be to leave it on .... I guess maybe it depends how bad it is. I know the pins and needles are really uncomfortable but marginally better than the actual pain which you can get (hope you don't obviously!). I haven't actually had any spasms, sounds like you're having quite a nasty 'attack'. Hope it eases up soon xx
     
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