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Old 06-30-2010, 11:41 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Usually after a nap or upon waking up in the morning (started about a month ago)... my thumb joint will get or feel really tight! I feel like I have a circulation problem cause my feet fall asleep too (it gets so numb). Is this considered fluid retention? How can I remedy this? Thanks!
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My chiropractor says it's because I've been totally out of whack and been cutting off my nerves to a certain extent. (Not necessarily "pinched" nerves, but don't know the appropriate word to use.)

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Are you by chance pregnant? The reason I ask is because during my pregnancys I had carpal tunnel syndrome. It always went away a couple of months PP.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpal_tunnel_syndrome

Is it the hand you use a computer mouse with? You might want to look at a wrist support thingy.

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I would definitely try a wrist support. You can usually buy them at any pharmacy. Sometimes I find I sleep on my arm or hand weird and it gets the carpal tunnel sore/tingly/numb issues, but if I wear the brace for a few nights it's much better.

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Good advice on the wrist support, but the OP mentioned her feet go numb, too. Carpal tunnel may be part of it, but not all of it.

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