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Old 03-25-2016, 10:45 PM
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Carpal tunnel

I was diagnosed with Carpal tunnel in both wrists about 10 years ago. I did not want to contemplate surgery especially if I intended to continue in glasswork. So I did some research and started getting acupuncture treatments. After about a year and half of weekly treatments the pain was substantially diminished and now it only rarely causes issues unless I overdo it in the studio. I also heartily second Pete's recommendation of icing post working. I also was told by my acupunturist to use heat at night on my wrists to keep the blood circulating through my hands overnight. I used those Thermacare heat wraps and still do on occasion.
My question now is that I am starting to have range of motion issues in my right (dominant) shoulder. Any ideas what this could be? Great thread btw Mark!
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