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Old 06-26-2020, 04:33 PM   #21
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It's always fun coming home with your hands and fingers full of small splinters that you can't get out. Little points of pain that lasts for about a week until they fester and pop.
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Old 06-26-2020, 07:03 PM   #22
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Nail guns lead to carpel tunnel, or is a ton of manual hammering still required?

I got that numb buzzing in my hand when doing demo the stupid he-man way. Gotta have the proper persuaders, etc.
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Nail guns lead to carpel tunnel, or is a ton of manual hammering still required?

I got that numb buzzing in my hand when doing demo the stupid he-man way. Gotta have the proper persuaders, etc.
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve in the wrist is compressed or pinched. Acute injuries such as fractures or swelling of the tendon lining may put pressure on the median nerve. In older craftsmen, arthritis and repetitive motions with heavy, vibrating tools can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.

Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include: numbness and tingling to the hand, mostly in the thumb, index and long finger, swelling of the hand, pain in the hand shooting up the wrist, difficulty distinguishing hot from cold, clumsiness or difficulty with fine motor activities.
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So basically, don't vibrate one's big tool repetitively.
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So basically, don't vibrate one's big tool repetitively.
Or in your case, ones small tool...
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And if you dont take care of it permanent nerve damage can occur, mine was so bad I could not pick up screws, and when I would happen to cut my fingers I could not feel it at all. I would be dropping things all over because I could not feel what I was holding.

After surgery the nerves regenerate themselves and it feels like electrical shocks going through your hand, lasts for a few weeks
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In addition to carpal tunnel you may also get to enjoy tarsal tunnel in your foot. My father has it and it is not fun. He may fuse his ankle bone so his ankle is no longer able to pivot due to the pain he is in constantly.
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About 20 years ago I fell off a ladder (4). I landed on my left elbow (ulnar nerve damage). I have 25% strength in my left hand and a tingling sensation (numb) in the last three fingers of the hand little feeling if any.

They wanted to do surgery (no work for 8 weeks and little if any improvement promised). I declined surgery and still go on 25%. Their biggest concern was that without feeling, I could get the fingers caught in something or cut off and not know it (feel it). It seemed like a risk I could live with.
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Every morning when I wake up my hands are very sore and it's painful to bend my fingers. Both hands. But they become normal after an hour or so.


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Every morning when I wake up my hands are very sore and it's painful to bend my fingers. Both hands. But they become normal after an hour or so.


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sounds more like arthritis...

my carpal tunnel would wake me up at night with this incredible shooting pain in my wrists & forearms.

hands would swell a lot also.

doc cautioned me about permanent damage.

it was a friday afternoon when i had my right hand done & 3 trigger
finger releases.

i am right handed and monday i was building raised boxes for my wife using a skil 77 & a impact driver....no problems
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just wait until you see what a neurosurgeon charges...

any doc who shows up in an OR is making bank....
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Surgery didn't help me,, you need to stretch it out,,,

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Good video. I'll have to try those exercises.
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Numbness like that is not something to ignore. Have it checked out.
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I watched those guys for shoulder pain. I did find them helpful.
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Thank you everybody for the feedback, and I really enjoyed the video of the physical therapists. I'm already practicing the stretches. I'd prefer to avoid surgery if I can, but I'll see how the alternatives go, and I got myself so new gloves to help.
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sounds more like arthritis...

my carpal tunnel would wake me up at night with this incredible shooting pain in my wrists & forearms.

hands would swell a lot also.

doc cautioned me about permanent damage.

it was a friday afternoon when i had my right hand done & 3 trigger
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i am right handed and monday i was building raised boxes for my wife using a skil 77 & a impact driver....no problems

My real father died from Rheumatoid arthritis. It attacked his organs.


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Thank you everybody for the feedback, and I really enjoyed the video of the physical therapists. I'm already practicing the stretches. I'd prefer to avoid surgery if I can, but I'll see how the alternatives go, and I got myself so new gloves to help.
Do you pound nails and if so what Kine of hammer do you use??

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