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A 28-year-old female asked:

I have sever pain in both wrists. weekness in the hands but no numbness or tingling. pain wakes me up at night and nothing seems to help! what is it ?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 43 years experience
Carpal tunnel syndr.: Most likely - carpal tunnel syndrome, from typing too much or other repetitive hand motions. Try sleeping with wrist splints u can buy in a pharmacy. If they don't fit well get a custom-made one from phys. Therapist. If splints don't help, a steroid injection will. If overweight, weight loss helps. Blood test for thyroid and vit. B12 deficiency. Try b complex vitamins.
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
B6 is present in toxic amounts in some B complex vitamins. It will mask the pain of carpal tunnel by producing large fiber neuropathy but you risk ending up in a wheelchair ! Avoid excessive Vit B6.
Nov 20, 2014
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 17 years experience
Possibly CTS: May still be carpal tunnel syndrome; however, there are a number of other conditions to consider. Talk to your doctor about which tests to order next. A nerve conduction study might be helpful.
Last updated Sep 29, 2018


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