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Monday, May 18, 2009


To all my readers I have not written due to my inability to type. I am suffering from severe pain in my right arm my doctor said it was carpal tunnel syndrome.

What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpus is a word derived from the Greek word "karpos" which means "wrist." The wrist is surrounded by a band of fibrous tissue that normally functions as a support for the joint. The tight space between this fibrous band and the wrist bone is called the carpal tunnel. The median nerve passes through the carpal tunnel to receive sensations from the thumb, index, and middle fingers of the hand. Any condition that causes swelling or a change in position of the tissue within the carpal tunnel can squeeze and irritate the median nerve. Irritation of the median nerve in this manner causes tingling and numbness of the thumb, index, and the middle fingers, a condition known as "carpal tunnel syndrome."

What conditions and diseases cause carpal tunnel syndrome?
For most patients, the cause of their carpal tunnel syndrome is unknown. Any condition that exerts pressure on the median nerve at the wrist can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. Common conditions that can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome include obesity, pregnancy, hypothyroidism, arthritis, diabetes, and trauma. Tendon inflammation resulting from repetitive work, such as uninterrupted typing, can also cause carpal tunnel symptoms. Carpal tunnel syndrome from repetitive maneuvers has been referred to as one of the repetitive stress injuries. Some rare diseases can cause deposition of abnormal substances in and around the carpal tunnel, leading to nerve irritation.

I will be going to the doctors this week for and X-ray so hopefully I will get some good news, if there is no good news, I will have to turn to vlogging.

See you soon…. I still read yours blog but cant comment as often as I once did, sorry about that also..


OmegaRadium said...

I hope they figure out the cause and find a solution for you soon! Take care man.

Milly said...

I'm sorry to hear that
Feel better soon!

Andhari said...

Oh my god, that'd be annoying for me too, so sorry. Take your time and I hope you feel better soon.

HeavenBlessing? said...

I wish you well. I have Carpal tunnel too...I promise you will be fine Mr. Jackson. Dont worry, everything will work out.

YoungBlackBeauty said...

Oh Im so sorry. I hope you get some good news and feel better too.

Just Me said...

Awww! And we just met! I had that once---bought a CT Brace from Walgreens and wore it for like 2 months when I was typing and when I wasn't. It helped. I rarely have an issue now. Give it try! Feel Better! Unbreakable right?!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Oh no! Wishing you a speedy recovery. =)

Mr. Condescending said...

work through the pain. Or drink enough to not feel it.

Nana said...

Hey hun, I hope you recover very very very soon!

Cheryl said...

Oh man that's so shitty. I've been waiting for CPT to hit me, I'm pretty sure it's going to happen soon.

TudorCity Girl said...

Oh no! I am sorry to hear that. It is very frustrating but will get better.. My sister had it. Physical therapy helped get rid of it and wearing a sort of wrist cast helped too. It will go away- no worries! Keep me posted.
Hope you enjoyed our beautiful weather this weekend. :)

Ms. T said...

I carpal tunnel before, it hurts

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