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"PINS AND NEEDLES OF THE HAND'
« on: October 06, 2006, 10:31:18 AM »
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            Many people in our society is suffering from numbness and pain of thier hands. The basic problem is at the wrist.One of the nerves supplying the hand(which gives us sensation and ability to move the hand) is affected.The nerve gets compressed at the wrist.The result is altered function of the said nerve .

   THE CONDITION IS CALLED CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

   WHO ARE THE PEOPLE AFFECTED BY THIS

 1.Pregnant mothers ....due to weight gain
 2.Obese people
 3.Injuries to the wrist
 4.Over strain at the wrist........painters, typist, writers...
 5.Hypothyroidism......your thyroid gland fails...
 6.Diabetes
 7.Recent weight gain

     One or both of your hands might get affected.YOU WILL FEEL NUMBNESS of the hands, pins and needles of the hands, pain of the hands. And you will find it difficult to grab on to something....hang on to the  railings of the bus, holding the tea cup....and difficulty to wash your clothes, squeesing the coconut.These things get worse at night and you will have many sleepless nights.

      The hand might get wasted, your power of grip may get very low.One hand might be more painful than the other.

             WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO

       You might be asked to get a 'nerve conduction test'  which is a painless test to check the integrity of your nerves. Depending on test results, how to treat the condition

 1.Do nothing.....if it is not truobling you..
 2.Splinting and Physiothrapy.....various instruments and exercices to rest your hands
 3.Steroid injections....to reduce local reaction at the wrist
 4.Diuretics...drugs which removes excess water from your system
 5.Surgery............

        Surgery can be done under local anaesthesia ...a method that cause the affected body part painless... so you want feel pain but you can see it and hear of cause if you wanted.Or else it can be done under general aneasthesia.....you are unconsious

       Any way you dont have stay at the hospital...can go home on the same day?????????  provided no mishaps