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Posted by Sherri-Lyn on May 04, 2000 at 17:17:35:

In Reply to: carpal tunnel - cerebral palsey posted by Chris on May 03, 2000 at 01:22:39:

: At the age of nine my pediatrician was finally able to diagnos me with cerebral palsey...I done the physical therapy and contemplated surgery and my parents decided to wait it out. Doc said that wo the surgery I could be in a wheel chair by 25. I am 26 and am not in a chair...but other complications have arrived...I have carpal tunnel.It has caused me much pain, though we are not certain that the ct is directed to the fact of me having cp...I am wondering if anyone else would happen to know anything about linking these two together...My cerebral palsey is not "severe" but is enough for people to notice something is different. Most don't even realize I have it until it comes up in conversation, I like to believe I am lucky, that it could be worse, I am forever thankful...

I have mild cp, too. I also have carpal tunnel. Mine is job related though. If your hands are clenched or in the same position a lot, you're likely to get ct whether you have cp or not. Having cp does make you more prone to other conditions, including carpal tunnel. I've also recently found out that even though I'm 29, I have the body of probably a 40 year old. The stresses of cp makes your body age faster. Also, my mom was told when I was 2 that I have cp, and the doctor suggested surgery to help me walk easier. I had the first one done at 4 1/2 years - good success. I'm just finishing the second round of surgeries, and I'm 29. Looks like these surgeries are going to work better than the first one. I had surgery again because I was starting to lose some independance in getting around, and wasn't ready to give it up.

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