Another Ailment for Mossy

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning' started by mossy500camo, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. mossy500camo

    mossy500camo Guest

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    Dang it! I'm trying to get over a strained lower back muscle and now I have two numb fingers. Yup! my index and middle finger on my right hand are numb. They both 'feel' like they are swollen but don't 'look' swollen. Sometimes the feeling goes up into my hand and forearm. Dang it! Just my luck.:sad:
     
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    Man, that stinks.

    Constantly numb regardless of arm and neck position? If I lay on my belly and hold my head back for very long, my left hand goes numb. No clue why.
     

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    Mossy, are you talking completely numb? That might be cause for concern.
     
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    Well.... my fingers are numb and tingley. They sort of feel swollen but they do not appear swollen. The numbness is there most of the time. But the sensation comes and goes. Like right now my fingers are mildly numb. Later on they will be aggravating numb. (enough to get on my nerves)

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    Don't scare me too bad....:shocked:
     
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    Oh, I wouldn't be worried, I'm just saying maybe get some extra rest or lower the intensity a bit until your symptoms go away. My most serious injuries have occured because of ignored warning signs. I hope everything works out for you.
     
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    My fingers feel better today. Just my index finger is somewhat numb.
     
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    Good to hear. Maybe just an overuse/overtraining issue?
     
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    HI ALL! I worked the back (lower, middle and upper) today. I felt fine (back). My back just felt a little stiff. But... I got through my workout with moderate weight without any problems.

    Fingers still feel tingly.

    ps
    Tonsils are swollen as well. :sad: No problem for my workout though.:supergrin:
     
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    Geez man, did you run over a turtle in the road or something? Seems like somebody or something put the hoodoo on you.
     
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    LOL! I am beginning to believe it. :alex: :ambulance: :alex: hoodoo removal smilie please!
     
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    I would put one up there, but I'm afraid the hoodoo would transfer from youdoo to me!
     
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    LOL! I feel alot better today. Thanks:)
     
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    I went to visit the nurse @ work. (free visit) She said that she thought my finger problem is wrist related. (Carpal tunnel) She gave me a brace and told me to wear it during the day. But what about my weights? Would 'wrist wraps' help or what?:shocked: :sad:
     
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    After dealing many years with such things I would advise seeing your chiropractor or orthopedic ASAP! In my case it involves nerve irritation in the lower cervical or upper thoracic spine. :sad: :shocked: :ambulance: :alex:

    I hope and pray you get better soon! :angel:
     
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    BCR BIGASS!!!!

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    Carpal tunnel blows big time!

    I have Carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel (aggrevated nerve along my elbow). Carpal effects the index and middle finger and cubital effects the ring and pinky finger. So my whole damn hand goes numb.

    NOT FUN!

    I have a great orthopedic specialist who is sports oriented. We tried all sorts of PT and electro-shock-whatever treatment and nothing worked. Then a nerve test confirmed I had both. My doc ok'd me for surgery but I'm holding off as long as possible.

    I sleep in wrist braces and an elbow brace to keep my arm just slightly bent. What a friggin pain!

    I tried wearing a wrist brace for lifting (one made by Schiek designed for lifting) and it just made my hand go even more numb. But power lifting wrist wraps might be ok since they aren't as rigid. I never tried those.

    Good luck!
     
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    I was told by my lifting buddies to get the "TITAN' brand wrist wraps.
     
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    BCR BIGASS!!!!

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    Yeah, Titan or something from Inzer should work fine.

    Mine were very rigid. They added a lot of support, but hurt me in the long run.

    Wrist wraps sound better.
     
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    I used to have a similar problem. When I would do exercises such as bench, rows, pulldowns or just about any exercise, my arms would begin to go numb from my elbow to my hand. I went to a physical therapist on base and he said I had thoracic outlet syndrome. Basically the muscles in your upper chest/shoulders restrict bloodflow to your arms. I had noticed it for about 8 months and had never really thought anything of it. He gave me a stretch to do...it's simple...just find a corner and put your arms straight out to your sides and point your hands up....now lean into the corner with your forearms...stretching your upper chest.

    When the therapist gave me this stretch I didn't havem much faith. I did it for four days and everything dissapeared. It was a miracle. My workouts went from being numb to 100% better in four days. I strongly suggest you give it a try.
     
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    Holy cow!!!! I have the exact same thing. I never knew it had a name.

    Back when I was doing PT for my carpal tunnel I complained of the exact same thing and the therapist told me to do that stretch, but it never did anything for me. I still do it, but it doesn't help.

    The only thing that helped was a deep massage on the out sides of my pecs where they tie into the armpit.

    I thought it was just another issue relating to the carpal tunnel.

    Now I know I'm not crazy!!! Woohoo!!!:banana:
     
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    Hey! Thanks for the info. I give it a try.:thumbsup: