I am a musician, a flutist and Band Director specifically, so my arms and shoulders are often raised and in motion for extended periods of time. My right should cracks often (when moved in a baseball pitching motion). I have numbness and tingling in my right hand and arm that only is apparent at night, my Doctor has diagnosed Carpal Tunnel. I had a severe break in this wrist at age 16, the break formed a triangle across the joint and both bones. I take Vitimin C and Echinacea supplenets, and phentermine, The burning/numbness has progressed now to the point that I can not lay down at night for more than 4 hours, and it seems to get worse when I sit down, also. I have complete numbness in my RH middle and first fingers and some numbness in my thumb when I get out of bed, last night it progressed to major pain for the first time. I am not fully convinced that it is just Carpal Tunnel, since I do not have symptoms during the day and when I play or conduct, and I feel significant decrease in circulation when I sit or lay down. What do you suggest as a diagnosis/treatment?
has ur dr ruled out a pinched nerve in ur neck or back? Ask if it's a possibility.
I am not a dr, but I have similar issues and went way too long doing what the dr said and not offering what I thought.....we do know our own bodies...and can ? the drs...the do make mistakes and sometimes miss things.I am not saying that happened here, but u must be pro active in ur health care.
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