Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Has anybody been treated for CTS in Hua Hin?

I’m currently in the UK and suffering from what my GP believes to be CTS and has referred me to a specialist who has given me an appointment for about a week before I return to Thailand, so zero chance of anything other than (hopefully) confirmation or otherwise of the problem. If it is confirmed, I would consider getting treatment once back, but would prefer to tread a well trodden route.
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Dannie Boy wrote: Fri Jul 05, 2024 9:40 pm Has anybody been treated for CTS in Hua Hin?

I’m currently in the UK and suffering from what my GP believes to be CTS and has referred me to a specialist who has given me an appointment for about a week before I return to Thailand, so zero chance of anything other than (hopefully) confirmation or otherwise of the problem. If it is confirmed, I would consider getting treatment once back, but would prefer to tread a well trodden route.
No grubby jokes in the replies I hope!

I get this occasionally when gaming too much at my computer. Changing hands for around a week (hence my comment above!) makes it disappear. Do you know the reason for the condition, that's obviously the first step in relieving it?
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Thanks for your reply although until I see the specialist it’s impossible to say for certain, but it seems that it’s linked to indications of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Having recently spoken to someone in the specialist department at the hospital, she said that they look at other options first before considering surgery, because a) other non-invasive procedures might work and b) surgery doesn’t always work.


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I suffered very badly from this a few years ago - I work full-time at my computer as a translator and suffered really agonising pain.
The solution turned out to be ergonomics.

I was using a normal mouse on top of a standard desk.

The solution was 2-fold:
1. I bought an upright ergonomic mouse so that I'm not turning my wrist at right angles - i.e. keeping arm and hand naturally in line - found the upright mouse easily on Lazada - also surprisingly cheap
2. Use a keyboard/mouse tray slightly lower than the desk to prevent arching of the arm and wrist, making sure that my office chair is set at the right height.

I've suffered no problems at all since - hope this helps...
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I had pain in the past also, but not as severe as Barry. I got the below and I've had no discomfort since. You never move your wrist or the mouse at all, everything is done with your fingers. That stainless plate you see under the mouse adjusts up and down to get the best comfort position for the user.


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Thanks for the advice but I’m fairly certain that my problem is not computer induced, at least not the main cause. I do use an iPad/phone quite regularly but not a laptop, but x-rays and blood tests indicate onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis.


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