Re: Sudden Onset CTS? Is this possible?
Obviously this is a very slow board, I been waiting on a response for 3 days now.
I'm 50, and just had my first onset myself. Strange thing, I do a lot of maintenace on my home, and never had this kinda problem before. Mine started doing ceramic tile in my living room and hall last week.
I been doing research on the internet, since my dx 5 days ago, and not finding anything thats been helpful for relief. I've found to ice for swelling, take something for swelling and put the stabilizer on wrist only at night.
Yes, from what I understand this can be job related although from what I found so far, anything doing with your hands like sanding or something repeticious, can give you onset of it.
Seems from what little I've found out, workmans comp will fight you over it too, and win a lot of the times. I'm retired on disability, so don't have that to worry with.
Also from what I've found out, it takes going through a year of suffering with it to get surgery.
All I keep reading is rest the hand as much as possible, ice and ibuprofen for swelling and splint at night. One girl that has had this before keeps saying ortho doc can help with exercises and pain.
Hopefully if I keep looking, I will find a website that isn't so slow in support.
Thats about all I learned so far, which certainly isn't much help to you.
I do know that stabilizing at night has kept me from waking in the middle of the night in deep pain, and numb.
If you learn anything more for pain, let me know. Kinda thinking though, your about where I am with this, or maybe not much further up the road than I am.
I plan on looking in the phone book Monday for othro doc. My GP is the one that diagnosed me.. He's a great doc at dx'ing, but I feel I need a lot more that what he told me.
Good luck on finding out more. If I learn more, I will come back and post websites of where I learned from. I know darn good and well, we aren't the only ones with this, lol.