3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > General chatter

General chatter Because life isn't just about dieting. Play games, jokes, or share what's new in your life!

weird hand pain

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-23-2010, 04:16 PM   #1
happy in her own world
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: oregon
Posts: 1,348

S/C/G: 260/260/130

Height: 5'2"

Default weird hand pain

Hi! I am having this weird problem w/ my hand and i cannot find a darn thing online that describes it. Am wondering if I post here maybe someone will recognise it...

My pointer, middle, and ring finger on my left hand (which happens to be my dominant hand and my "mouse" hand) are slightly numb at the tips and feel stiff, the fingers keep getting these weird cramps that feel kind of like a back spasm mixed with a charlie horse. top of my hand at the base of my middle finger also hurts and it's sort of radiating up my arm. it is coming and going- the numbness and stiffness is constant but the cramps are every few minutes or so.

What the heck?! seriously?!?! it started last night at random.

it's not carpal tunnel according to the symtoms i've found, it's no an ullnar nerve problem which is common for constant mouse usage because that's your pinky and ring finger and is usually just numbness. i'm at a loss and dead end for every google/webmd search.

anyone?
lizziep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2010, 05:31 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
therex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 527

S/C/G: 181/175/125

Default

it sounds like arthritis? obviously, go check with your doctor.
__________________


therex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2010, 05:42 PM   #3
happy in her own world
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: oregon
Posts: 1,348

S/C/G: 260/260/130

Height: 5'2"

Default

oh yes i'm going. i couldn't take it anymore, so much pain! i hope it's not arthritis, but was wondering that myself. only other stuff i can find is on nerve problems, but i couldn't find anything that would just effect that part of my hand. weird.
lizziep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2010, 07:19 PM   #4
ugggg.....
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,965

Default

do you neck and shoulders hurt? most carpal tunnel syndromes don't cure the problem cause it's not carpal tunnel it's a problem stemming from the neck...both my chiro and massage therapist said the very same thing at ttwo different times..
jules1216 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2010, 09:45 PM   #5
I'M A YOGA WIDOWER!
 
EZMONEY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Southern California
Posts: 21,844

S/C/G: 201/186/180

Height: 6'

Default

Said a prayer for you KIDDO....hugs....no handshake...wink
__________________
As long as I live I will TESTIFY HIS LOVE!
EZMONEY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2010, 11:15 PM   #6
happy in her own world
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: oregon
Posts: 1,348

S/C/G: 260/260/130

Height: 5'2"

Default

no neck pains really- lots of back problems, and the big boobs pulling my bra's shoulder straps into my flesh probably doesn't help. i do have a weird grinding popping thing that happens with my neck..

doctor says it's carpal tunnel- but only because he wasn't sure what else it could be. it's odd that my thumb isn't affected. it's arm brace for 2 weeks then check in with my regular doctor.
for now typing and mousing are ... a challenge.

thanks for the feedback- and hugs!
lizziep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2010, 06:04 PM   #7
One day at a time
 
FrouFrou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Land of Oz
Posts: 9,893

S/C/G: 220/191/186

Default

I've had it for years and at first the doc diagnosed it as carpal tunnel, then bursitis and tendonitis before finally doing a MRI to find out it is arthritis. I find that the longer I am on the computer the worse it is. What works for me...limiting my computer time, weights (yes at first it hurts but it totally helps in the long run) and tylenol arthritis once in a while when it is really bad. Hoping though that is not what you have.
__________________
Cristina
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
FrouFrou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2010, 12:44 AM   #8
happy in her own world
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: oregon
Posts: 1,348

S/C/G: 260/260/130

Height: 5'2"

Default

i'm hoping that too, but now i'm worried. i've been wearing this brace full time like the doctor recommended. and to be fair- the finger cramps were gone all day today... but now my wrist hurts... i thought this brace was for wrist pain? what the heck. i dunno what to do now. guess i'll give it more time & see my regular doc.

i'm hoping it's just a repetitive stress injury from my mouse at work...
lizziep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2010, 01:04 AM   #9
Looking for Zen
 
Jilu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Mississippi Gulf Coast
Posts: 200

S/C/G: 315/267/180

Height: 5' 10"

Default

My sister has problems with her pointer and middle finger going numb/tingly.

I know absolutely nothing except she gets some sort of crystalization/build up of something around a nerve in her shoulder. She was recommended by a specialist to get therapeutic massage when her fingers go tingly (which is about once a year or so).

However, she's a forest fire-fighter (yay female Hotshots!) and lugs a lot of gear (45-70 lbs) around for many many miles out in the wilderness which is a likely contributer.

This is probably the least medical description I will ever provide but it's coming from her interpretation of what her doctor says which I count as iffy from time to time ;>
__________________
Live every week like it's shark week.
"She's a trouble maker and her shoes are cheap"
Twitter: GetOutYourCane Instagram: GetOutYourCane
Jilu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Those Weird Things That Come With Being MORBIDLY OBESE. (A thread for laughs) redreine 100 lb. Club 427 01-05-2013 07:56 AM
I want to try C25K but I feel weird doing it alone :( JennieLovesKisses Weight Loss Support 212 07-14-2010 07:31 PM
Do any songs make you want to lose weight? Weird, I know. purple kitty Alternachicks 61 01-04-2009 07:42 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:44 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2