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Do lots of computer work. Recent jump in repetitive motion->finger pain, pins needles in arm, tingling in hand, trouble gripping pen. Getting worse. ?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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In brief: Repetitive motion

Sounds as though you're developing carpal tunnel syndrome (cts); repetitive wrist motions like keyboarding cause inflammation; nerves (especially the median), & tendons are surrounded by bony tunnel with ligamentous closure; pressure increases on nerve & produces numbness, tingling, weak grasp.
Wrist splint may help; ergonomic keyboard; ice, rest, nsaids; if no relief, see orthopedic specialist.

In brief: Repetitive motion

Sounds as though you're developing carpal tunnel syndrome (cts); repetitive wrist motions like keyboarding cause inflammation; nerves (especially the median), & tendons are surrounded by bony tunnel with ligamentous closure; pressure increases on nerve & produces numbness, tingling, weak grasp.
Wrist splint may help; ergonomic keyboard; ice, rest, nsaids; if no relief, see orthopedic specialist.
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Dr. Patrick Hennessey
In addition, many Rheumatologists and PCP's can give you an injection to relieve swelling that is causing your symptoms, as well as screen for other things besides just your activity that couldbe contribuing or causing it, like thyroid disease, diabetes, inflammatory arthritis, obesity, etc. And consider seeing a neurologist firstfor nerve testing to be sure the problem is at the wrist.
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