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Hello, for about the past couple weeks I've been having a mysterious pain in my left arm. It starts right under my thumb and extends about 6 inches above my wrist. It's on the top part of my left arm and goes along the bone on the right side of my left arm. It hurts the most after waking up either in the morning or after a nap. There is no numbness or tingling...it just feels like someone put my arm in a doorway and slammed the door several times on it I haven't done anything strenuous and it just seems to get progressively more painful each day although the pain is more intense after I wake up. Any idea what this is? I did just leave a message with my midwife but I was wondering if anyone else had any ideas. I don't think it's carpal tunnel because there's no numbness or tingling in my fingers or arm and the pain is on the top of my arm, not palm side. Any ideas?<br><br>
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I'd say it's carpal tunnel. Anyone else?
 

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I'd say so too. I experienced the same thing the first time around, and it was <b>so</b> painful. I started sleeping with carpal tunnel braces on both my wrists every night. Helped a lot!
 

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could be tendinitis?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'd say so too. I experienced the same thing the first time around, and it was <b>so</b> painful. I started sleeping with carpal tunnel braces on both my wrists every night. Helped a lot!</div>
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Yup, I bought one yesterday and as long as I wear it, there is no pain. Of course it makes it difficult to do things like write and type and get dressed in the morning <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: but birth is suppose to make it go away so hopefully the baby will decide to come soon.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yup, I bought one yesterday and as long as I wear it, there is no pain. Of course it makes it difficult to do things like write and type and get dressed in the morning <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: but birth is suppose to make it go away so hopefully the baby will decide to come soon.<br><br>
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Oh, I hope she (or he) does! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> If I recall correctly, the first night after my DS was born I had a little pain, but after that nothing!<br><br>
I better start trying to locate my braces, though, since this pregnancy seems to be happening much faster-- meaning things that didn't bug me until much later are already casuing trouble. Hmmmm....I wonder where they could be....
 
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