Walking Up With Num Tingling In Hands From Cakes

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horsecrazy247 Posted 17 Oct 2013 , 4:55am
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AHello I been doing cakes for 4 years now this year lots with fondant and don't have a week with no cakes latly I wake up dering tge night or in the am with tingling in hands is this from all the cakes I am doing dose not happen dering the day

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IAmPamCakes Posted 17 Oct 2013 , 5:32am
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AThis is only my opinion: see a chiropractor. I wake up often with my hands asleep, and it's time to see my chiropractor. It's my shoulders & neck that go out & it affects my arms. I've got tendonitis, which stresses out my shoulders. It goes back & forth. After an adjustment, I'm as good as new! (I wear a brace for the tendonitis to help with pain.) Like I said, only an opinion. You are not alone in experiencing painful/irritating symptoms. A chiropractor happens to be my solution. Hope you find a solution & feel better soon!

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scrumdiddlycakes Posted 17 Oct 2013 , 5:52am
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I get a pinched nerve that does that every now and then, I agree with seeing a chiro or a massage therapist.
It's always worse when I lay down.

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MBalaska Posted 17 Oct 2013 , 8:00am
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Originally Posted by IAmPamCakes 
......... You are not alone in experiencing painful/irritating symptoms..........

Ditto..... ( "join the club we've got jackets", as Shrek would say ) learn a few hand / wrist stretches that helps a little bit.

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CakeyKerry Posted 17 Oct 2013 , 9:56am
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AAh yes, there are many of us with various finger/hand/wrist/elbow/shoulder/neck/back ailments in this business! I suffer from De Quervain's Tenosynovitis (tendinitis) in my left wrist and have to wear a splint a lot (especially in bed). The only thing that shifts it for me is lots of rest (impossible when you've got a full order book!). It does worry me sometimes, because after only 4 years of cake making, I'm wondering how long my hands will put up with it.

I think you should go and see your dr, who will advise you on the best course of action. Good luck!

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Evoir Posted 17 Oct 2013 , 10:12am
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ANight pain with paraesthesia can indicate carpal tunnel syndrome. See your doctor for assessment.

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BatterUpCake Posted 17 Oct 2013 , 11:34am
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Mine was carpal tunnel. I had surgery on the right hand and it is gone. Before the surgery though I wore wrist splints to bed and still do on my left hand when I have been using it a lot. You can buy the splints at WalMart. I hope you feel better!

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