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29 Jul 2007

numb hands
i am having a problem with continious pins and needles in my hands especially in the thumbs
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Evelyn

Thank you for visiting

You could be experiencing symptoms of carpal tunnel disease. It especially worsens at night. The symptoms can be elicted by flexing the wrists to the extreme and keeping the position for a minute or two. We usually treat this with pain killers and if not pregnant, a light diuretic.

Unfortunately, surgery is a more permanent solution. It is not a big operation and you should not worry about having it done.

Kind regards

Dr Anrich Burger
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