severe hand and wrist pain

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  1. foukemonster

    foukemonster Bobtail Member

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    I have been driving for 9 months now and have noticed a lot of pain in my fingers and hands. It has increased to the point where I can't make a fist or open a bottle of water. Has anyone else gone thru this? Some background, I am 45 years old, and spent 22 years as a chef before becoming a driver. I am a large guy 6'5" and about 295 lbs. Is it the way I hold the steering wheel? I try to switch hand positions frequently but it doesn't seem to help. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. BostonTanker

    BostonTanker Road Train Member

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    Stop spanking the monkey lol. But seriously, could it be carpel tunnel from chopping all those years?
     
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  4. xlsdraw

    xlsdraw Road Train Member

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    I think the only thing to do is go see a doctor.
     
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  5. foukemonster

    foukemonster Bobtail Member

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    I don't think it is carpal tunnel, probably feels more like arthritis. My thumbs and wrists are the most affected. But my knuckles on all my fingers are very tender to the touch.
     
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  6. foukemonster

    foukemonster Bobtail Member

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    I guess going to see a doctor I as the right thing to do. Next home time I'll make an appt.
     
  7. taxihacker66

    taxihacker66 Road Train Member

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    i have same problem and its arthritis . take a look at your fingernails are they smooth or are they grainy[ ridges]
     
  8. ipogsd

    ipogsd Heavy Load Member

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    In the mean time when not driving keep them elevated as much as possible. Also be careful how you hold t he steering wheel (avoid flexing wrisk while holding steering wheel).
     
  9. Tonythetruckerdude

    Tonythetruckerdude Crusty Deer Slayer

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    Might be a possible gout flare-up. Best to see a Dr. before it gets worse.
     
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  10. taxihacker66

    taxihacker66 Road Train Member

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    try rubn CAPZASIN'HP CREAM on them .
     
  11. GreyHound

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    DO NOT touch the shifter if your not gonna shift. Vibration will cause you hand and fingers to swell. Hold the wheel with just your fingers not resting your hand on it.
     
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