wrist pains

hi im 63 years old and still working (maintenance carpenter) recently i have been having a "stabbing electric shock"like pain in my wrist,this is a 10 out of 10 pain but luckily only lasts a few seconds but may happen 4- 5 times a day there is no other pains involved and when its gone my wrist is fine, although sometimes feeling a little weak. i have not yet seen my doc about this ,just looked online and found this site ,hoping for some enlightening advice

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  • Carpel tunnel syndrome?

  • dont know ..its a sharp pain only lasting a few secs

  • Get the doc to check it mate, its the only way you can see what it is.

  • Nothing like this mate?

    nhs.uk/Conditions/Carpal-tu...

  • Jim tom exactly what I was thinking as I've had this - had the op and no probs since only itching around scare area which is normal.

    How to explain to Tony? but will try - you have like a sheath where the nerves and other bits and pieces pass through but when inflamed the sheath becomes smaller which constricts the nerves passing through hence the pain you are in - what the op does is to nick the sheath which then allows all the bits and pieces to pass through without a problem. Hope that's helped you Tony😁😁

  • This sounds like carpel tunnel syndrome I have the same problem but only in one wrist, I saw a hand specialist who would have done surgery on it but I decided not to go ahead with it as it isn't that bad at the moment, he has left me with an open appointment and said if it does get worse then to contact him again, as far as I am aware the surgery isn't to bad, it's the after effects that are the worst, it means not being able to use your hands for a few weeks, I hope you get it sorted

  • Could be a number of things . Arthritis, carpal tunnel ect , maybe a ct scan of the area to scan for inflammation may be one step in the right direction.

  • You are pressing on a nerve somewhere. This could be posture related. Worth seeing an Alexander teacher. Expensive could make a big difference to how you do things and save you much grief later.

    Take a note of what others are saying on the thread.

    As we get older we lose muscle sensitivity as to what we are doing with the muscle. When this happens we can do things, that we are not aware of, which can cause us grief. So doing something which enables us to check our muscle usage is useful. Hence the suggestion of Alexander Technique.

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