Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

anothersam

SMIDSMe
Location
Far East Sussex
Hands up if you've got it.

I've recently had a nerve conduction study done which confirmed "moderate bilateral" CTC. Eeeek! My symptoms come and go. They were pretty terrible last November, which prompted the study, but currently I seem to be in remission.

What has been your experience? Has it been relentless?
 

Baldy

Senior Member
Location
ALVA
All the time, runs in the family. Mother had it, brother and sister got it. Sister just had her tunnel snipped, says it's the best thing.
 
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anothersam

anothersam

SMIDSMe
Location
Far East Sussex
Just noticed the CTC typo. Cyclists' Touring Club this ain't, though it's still unclear to me how much cycling might be implicated.

I wasn't aware it could be hereditary. A quick search shows me that it's not specifically thought to be.
 

PK99

Legendary Member
Location
SW19
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Developed CTS 25 years ago (I'm 65) Right hand only, MrsPK claimed it was an overuse injury....^_^

Very painful and sleep-disrupting - change in fluid balance overnight tightens the tunnel causing the problem

Only did MTB at the time, Ergon gp3 style bar ends helped a lot,

Eventually decided to have the op. Having read of botched ops and being my dominant hand, I opted to go private and have the op done by my chosen consultant rather than a junior/trainee.

Op coincided with the Foot and Mouth epidemic which restricted MTB.

Surgeon said 6 weeks to feeling normal, and he was right almost to the day.
Pain free recovery following wound healing.
Minimal physio to get back to normal use.
 

vickster

Legendary Member
I had NCS done about 3 years ago, along with full neck and spine MRI. Showed mild bi lateral CTS, but also some degenerative changes in neck. The neurosurgeon said CTS and neck issues often go hand in hand as it were which was interesting.
No impact from the CTS, indeed my GP said that all of her patients who have NCS have some degree of CTS, so presumably it’s incredibly common!
 
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