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Posted by Kathy K on May 17, 2000 at 02:31:03:

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...

Hi I also have mild to moderate CP and carpal tunnel that has spread to my elbow. I belive carpal tunnel was caused from my CP. I also believe CP makes you age faster. I have lots of hip,low back and leg pain. I think exercise is the key. Don't give up and find what works for you. I have been tring to find out more about CP and aging and would also like to find a specialist in the field. I use to see a nuerologist but now i see a theropist and a general practice doc. I would love to talk to anyone about CP so please feel free to e-mail me.
Take care all
Kathy,

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