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Suffering from Carpel Tunnel Syndrome or Arthritis?
*Stupid Rule Number 35 applies in this segment*
in the early nineties, I was working long hours seven days a week trying to
make something out of my business. I began waking up with my hand numb and the
pain was unbearable.
The ibuprofen might have helped
some but I also knew that the drug was hard on the liver.
Then one day while I was talking to a customer about the fact that I was getting carpel tunnel syndrome, she
said, "What ever you do, don't get the shots or the operation. You will end up
depending on the shots and the problem will most likely come back if you get
the operation and your grip will never be the same." She recommended I get some
Ace Bandage (elasticized cloth bandage).
She was right; wrapping my wrists at night helped a lot but my problem with arthritis continued to get worse.
Then one day I heard a spot on the TV news saying there was a study that found ibuprofen actually promoted the growth of arthritis. I quit taking the ibuprofen and discovery that the pain in my knuckles away.
The thing that blows my mind is that there is a television commercial on TV that their name brand medicine is for relieving arthritic pain.
Tell me folks, who are these morons that make these television commercials?
Funny thing: In my dictionary -- it says that ibuprofen is for the treatment of relieving .
On the label of several bottles of ibuprofen I've seen, that it's for the treatment of arthritic pain
I honestly can't say that people shouldn't get an operation to solve their problem with CTS, because I'll probably end up having something done
about my own problem someday.
thing I've been appalled at is that I've seen where people have gotten the "L"
shaped cut type of operation which is known to cause weakness in their grip
because the surgeon cuts through some tendons in the process.
read in a Bassplayer magazine about a new method in which the surgeon
makes two ½ inch incisions; one in the palm and the other in the wrist. With a
use of a camera from one incision and a small hone going through the other, the
canal is opened up without harming any muscles or tendons.
I've also heard about lasers becoming the tool for such operations and I’m sure the methods will get better as time goes on, but one thing is known as well as I’ve heard from a logger – if the person goes back to the same occupation which caused the problem -- it will be back.