If the splints don't help, the surgery is next. You might try wearing the splints while you work as well as when you sleep.
Jena said:I just got back from the doctor. My hands have fallen asleep at night for years, but lately they have been doing it during the day. I've had episodes where my hands and wrists hurt badly, but I always figured it was from straining them or something.
The doctor tells me that I have carpal tunnel and need surgery. I always thought they didn't like to do surgery, that they sent you to physical therapy, etc first. She did give me splints and told me they might help some, but I really need the surgery.
I carry 25-50 buckets a day, every day. I minimize the distance I have to actually carry them (put them in the truck and drive the truck) but I still have to carry those buckets or my animals will go hungry. I'm pretty sure that those buckets are the culprits here, though I spend years typing back in my panty hose life.
My question is...has anyone had this surgery? Did it really work? The doc said I would not be able to carry stuff for 4 weeks, is this pretty accurate? I would gladly have the surgery if it fixes my hands, but I fear complications or ending up worse than I am now.
Also...anyone want to come spend a month carrying buckets??? I don't know how in the world I can manage this one, but I'll figure something out.