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Has anyone ever had this and if so how did it effect your archery?
I do not do your typical repetitive hand motions. It started with my left hand going slightly numb while driving. Last summer while doing some tiling at home I experienced excrutiating pain in both hands especially early in the morning. After a couple of months it got better.
About a month ago I started getting the driving tingling again. I painted some at home about two weeks ago and BAM the pain came back with a vengence. I believe its worse than before. I wear splints but have little relief. I wake up ever morning around 3 am and have to sit up or walk around the room until my hands stop burning and tingling enough to go back asleep.
I am wondering about surgery b/c I cant take it much longer. However cutting that ligament worries me as far as my hobby goes.
 

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I'm no expert, but my wife has had surgery, years ago now and she seems perfectly functional. See a doctor before you jump to conclusions if you haven't already. If that is what it is, you probably will be down for a spell. They usually operate on one hand at a time so you are not completely helpless. Be patient and things will probaly be OK.
 

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I get it occasionaly. It's pretty bad right now, as I've been doing some roofing jobs. So far I am just living with it. Hard to sleep sometimes but when I quit the heavy lifting, it usually disapates slowly.
 

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Yea it stinks. Right now it only slightly tingles on good times. Its excrutiating early in the am. I don't want surgery but I got to get some sleep too. I am pretty sure its CTS. I have worked in medical field for nearly 20 years and I have determined its either that or a spinal disc problem. What is odd is how the bad pain hit both hands at the same time.:mg::mg:
It is definately the median nerve that is effected. My thumb index, middle, and half of my ring finger are efected on each hand. Yep only half of the ring finger, so oddd:shade::shade:

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Double Crush injury

Google "double crush injury" because you may have more than just CTS going on. Without a medical history/exam I cant be of much help but it seems strange that both sides were affected simutaneously. As for CTS and surgery, you can and will return to shooting after surgery.

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My left will go numb sometimes, right stays numb permanetly. Both hurt to the point of giving up in the early mornings. I mean, It's hard to bear. It's my pinky and ring finger and that half of my hand that stays numb. It usually goes away after the fencing season is over and it's back to cattle feeding. But it's worse this year than it's been. I would hate to have surgery. I hear alot on here say its awesome afterwards, but I've personally seen people around here in bad shape years afer the surgery. I guess its taking a chance.
 

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Google "double crush injury" because you may have more than just CTS going on. Without a medical history/exam I cant be of much help but it seems strange that both sides were affected simutaneously. As for CTS and surgery, you can and will return to shooting after surgery.

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Yea I know it is strange. Thats why I wonder about a disc problem in neck. Either way it is effecting the median nerve due to symptoms. I may have to suck it up and goto doctor. I don't have any kind of injury nor do I really do a high risk job for CTS
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My left will go numb sometimes, right stays numb permanetly. Both hurt to the point of giving up in the early mornings. I mean, It's hard to bear. It's my pinky and ring finger and that half of my hand that stays numb. It usually goes away after the fencing season is over and it's back to cattle feeding. But it's worse this year than it's been. I would hate to have surgery. I hear alot on here say its awesome afterwards, but I've personally seen people around here in bad shape years afer the surgery. I guess its taking a chance.
I think that may be the ulnar nerve problems. Similiar but I think it also has problems around the elbow. I sympathize with you. In the morning, I can't even grasp a spoon to eat cereal after my few hours of sleep. As the morning progresses it gets better. I dread going to sleep at night b/c I know I am going to have a rough night:darkbeer:
 

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I feel sorry for you! I know what you're going through, and can say with certainty...find a GOOD doctor! I ruptured a disk in my neck about 15 years ago and the first "Dr." said that I had CTS and wanted to do surgery on them...I resisted and did over a year of physical therapy instead. The idiot Dr. finally released me to go back to work without any improvement because I would not go under the knife for something I knew he was wrong about...your whole arm and shoulder does NOT go numb from CTS! After a time back at work (as a concrete cutter) it finally got unbearable and I went out again. This time I went to a specialist that did surgery's on my wife's CT and as soon as I walked into the door, he said, just from looking at me, that I had a herniated disk in my neck. He in turn sent me to another specialist, who confirmed my disk problem after looking at the same MRI pictures that the original Dr. had had taken. He did the surgery to fuse the vertebra and I haven't had a problem since...I was like new!

My advice is to go to a few doctors, to get a consensus of opinions. One a-hole Dr. can ruin your whole day.

Best of luck, and don't put off going to see some doctors...all in all, it will not get better!
 

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Hi sorry to hear about your carpel tunnel, for what it's worth it can be treated.
Find yourself a Bowen Therapist My wife & I had a pain & stress clinic here in Australia & have treatd several cases of CT. Like all things success isn't guaranteed but we have the same success / failure rate as surgery about 85% success. 3 visits should tell you whether you are on the right track if you are not then is the time try surgery. If you google Bowtech bowen therapy it will tell you more.
Cheers Mike
 

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I also have CT. I am a mechanic and it wakes me up at night with the pain sometimes. Try a Chiroprator they work wonders after a couple of visits working my back, neck and wrists the pain and numbness is gone. I would recomend a try before I would go under the knife.
 

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I had it. Thumb and first 2 fingers would cramp something terrible. I would flatten my hand out until the cramping would stop. I also had cubical tunnel in the same arm. Here, the ring finger and little finger seemed ice cold.
Neither seemed to effect my archery.
I had surgery for both at same time and was doing fine in little time - that sure put a cramp in my archery. After months now my elbow still has burning sensation from time to time, but told that it would eventually go away. The burning sensation does not effect my archery.
 

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get it fixed

Get them fixed asap. You won't regret it, I didn't. No way I could live with that pain again. The surgery was easy, just do one hand at the time. By the way, I have heard the knife cuts heal faster than the lazer.

Best, David B
 

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Have CTS in both wrist , had a specialest check them and surguery was recommended , even with the pain I choose to pass on getting cut , but there are days when I want to go ahead and get them cut ...
 

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carpel

I actually had carpel for years before I fell (I had a nasty treestand fall).. and now my whole trigger right arm is somewhat numb.. better now than the couple of months after I got home from the hospital.

The only thing I can I say is this.. move the arm/wrist as much as possible. Doing a mild arm/hand exercise would do more good help than bad. When you open your hand wide.. do not crack your nuckles.. that does not help!!
 

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well EMG showed carpal tunnel. I am still not convinced could be some cervical problems due to some numbness occurs when arm is elevated from shoulder without wrist movement. Doesn't look like achery going to be exciting for the rest of the year. At least the severe pain has subsided the last couple of days though.
 

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I may have mis-spoke

I have the severe numbness but not really much pain at all. The numbness is more annoying than having any pain involved. Pain from my accident.. yes. Carpel..no. My sympathy goes to you for the pain though
 

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I have it and have put off surgery until winter time. Wear the gloves at night, I used to lose a lot of sleep until I started wearing them.
 

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What kind of gloves? Just any ole gloves or some kind of medical purpose type deals?
 
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