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Posted by Ann
on March 25, 2000 at 14:40:33:
I've had carpel tunnel for about the last 10 years and since changing jobs last year I've got the pain, swelling, numbness and restless nights again. I've had PT 9 times already and the pain is worse. I received the ultra sound treatment with cortisone for the last 4 weeks plus doing the stretching exercises both with the therapist and at home and the pain has gotten worst; now both hands are going numb. Yesterday the therapist give me a treatment, electric stimulation with liquid cortisone. That didn't seem to help either. My physician has referred me to a hand specialist which I am to see Tuesday, Mar 30, 2000. I'm all for relieving the pain, but am afraid that if I have to have surgery it might be worse than what I now experience. If anyone can enlighten me with their experiences or let me know if there are any other options that I might consider. My physician, I might add that this is a worker's comp case, has also referred me to a cronic pain clinic that the main physician has denied. My main physician has said that acupuncture might work also; that is why she referred me to the cronic pain clinic vs surgery. But money is the biggest concern with my company, I guess, and they will go the less expensive method. Please advise. Thanks for listening.
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