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Re: [IP] IP numbness in hands



Yes this sounds like carpal tunnel, I had it for years until I seeked  
the help of an orthopedists.  By stretching your arms and hands as well  
as taking breaks from typing can get rid of all the symptoms, it did  
for me.


On Friday, September 6, 2002, at 04:12  PM, Sue Kinzelman wrote:

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> I've had that for years, and many years before I was a diabetic. It  
> had to do
> with stress placed on my elbow. (mostly my right elbow)  As a hardware  
> tech, I
> was always using my arm and  hands to hold and squeeze pliers and  
> other hand
> tools.  Now I'm a writer (also) and the keyboard still doesn't do it  
> to me but
> using hand tools in my garage workshop and lifting with my arms does.
>
> Someone else on the list probably knows more. There are I think two  
> separate
> nerves that run to  the hand one controls the index, and thumb? and he  
> other
> controls the pinkie, and ring and middle one I'm not sure about.  
> Anyone know?
>
> I imagine that diabetes can stress on the joint can play together to  
> make it
> worse. maybe it's also related to carpal tunnel?
> Anyone else know?
>
> Sue
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