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Posted by: young fifty | 2009/02/08

needles and pins

i wake up during the night of my r/hand paining and also needles and pinns in my fingers also lately when i blowdry my hair or hold abook in my hand it hurts can it be a beginning of a sort of artheritus or something

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Dear Young fifty
You may have symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, caused by pressure of the nerve that supply the hand in the wrist area. Please let your GP have a look, you may need referral to an orthopedic surgeon for a small operation. See also http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/carpal_tunnel/detail_carpal_tunnel.htm
Dr Bets

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