Thread: **Medical Advisors**
07-18-2004, 02:54 PM #1
07-18-2004, 03:11 PM #2
Well I have a couple of herniated disks from car accidents and that causes me numbness on a regular basis.
07-18-2004, 04:59 PM #3
The hand/finger numbness mentioned is almost certainly due to some form of a "carpal tunnel" like syndrome...think of it like this, through a rather small area, there are something like 8 tendons and a nerve running through it. An exercise anyone with hand/finger tingling might want to try is this:
*Have a friend grasp your wrist rather tightly with both of his hands (almost like a sandwich). Then you procede to rock your HAND forward then back to neutral...backward....then back to neutral...left....then back to neutral....right then back to neutal. keep at mind all of these motions take place at the wrist joint with your partner adding constant pressure with the sandwiching. Lastly, rotate your hand clockwise...then counterclockwise. This exercise often tends to loosen up some of the tension often held in this rather sensitive area....
07-18-2004, 05:01 PM #4Originally Posted by HeartDocMD
07-18-2004, 05:03 PM #5Junior Member
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sounds like thoracic outlet syndrome. what fingers are numb. definetely doesn't sound like carpal tunnel. sounds like compression of brachial plexus between the scalenes.
need more details
07-18-2004, 05:04 PM #6Originally Posted by HeartDocMD
07-18-2004, 05:10 PM #7Junior Member
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let me recant. could be carpal tunnel. but need more details
07-18-2004, 07:39 PM #8
what about if your glute goes numb? I was doing deadlifts the other day and I had this uncontrolable pain in my right butt cheek. I thought for sure I pulled or tore a muscle but 7 or 8 minutes later I was completely fine. If I would have injured myself it wouldnt have gone away so quickly. Could the test or dbol have caused this?
07-18-2004, 08:54 PM #9
07-19-2004, 01:07 AM #10Originally Posted by birddog
07-19-2004, 01:13 AM #11Originally Posted by PrairieDawg
1. Place the right knee on the ground roughly in line with your left shoulder
2. The right foot should be just in front of the left knee
Press your hips towards the ground so that your bodyweight is on your right leg.
3. As you move down the right knee comes closer to the left shoulder.
You should feel a gentle pull deep in the right hip / buttocks
07-19-2004, 01:22 AM #12Originally Posted by HeartDocMD
There's a test for this as well. With your arm at your side, flex your bicep, bringing your forearm to your shoulder and press on your forearm to ensure maximum flexion. Hold this position for 30secs - 2 minutes. If this results in the described numbness, then you have ulnar tunnel syndrome. The nerve compression is occuring in your elbow joint.
07-19-2004, 01:30 AM #13Originally Posted by MMC78
07-19-2004, 01:34 AM #14Originally Posted by MMC78
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