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    Default DeQuervain's Syndrome and CTS

    I'm in NH and my situation seems to be a little different than what im seeing here ..
    i was hurt at work a little over a year ago now .. i was diagnosed with DeQuervain's Syndrome and carpal tunnel from the repetitiveness of my job ..
    the company i work for had a policy in place that you could not work for more than 90 days on a restricted order .. so in oct of last year, i was put out on full disability
    the surgeon i was seeing scheduled me for surgery on my wrist after two cortisone shots didnt help any .. in the meantime i was scheduled for an ime and the worker's comp doc fully argeed with mine at the time ..
    in dec i went in for the release on my wrist and a cortisone shot for the carpal tunnel at the same time .. the wrist has improved some but as before, the cortisone has done nothing to relieve the carpal symptoms ...
    eventually, in may of this year, my doctor upped my restrictions from a 2 pound weight limit to 15 and oddly enough did not restrict the repetitive movements, even though as i stated i still have the carpal tunnel issues and in my paperwork he is considering a possible release on that also in the near future .. and suddenly my employer had work for me .. stating that they changed the 'rules' about limited duty
    after going thru a little trouble with all that i have now been back at work since june first ..
    since being back, in the same position i held before my injury, i can pretty much get thru half a shift before my thumb and area below it swells up and i have numbing pain thru my wrist .. i have tried ice, ibuprofen ect to try and keep the symptoms at bay until still over two months later they are still happening ..

    i was sent yet again for another ime to see the progress and to get another report from their doctor .. when i saw him, he did a full exam, asked me tons of questions, of course .. and then stated at the end of the meeting that it was obvious there was still something going on, although he wasnt allowed to tell me much more than that .. he did stress to me to point out a few things to my doctor, who i called after seeing him and made an appt for to discuss not only that, but also the fact that i was still in pain, still swelling ect ..

    i met with my doctor yesterday ... he examined my hand briefly, which was obviously swollen and then went on to tell me it was probably unrelated and he would give me something else to control the swelling .. which left me mystified because it is the same area that was swollen before surgery .. he also went on to take off my weight limit restrictions as well .. -although, he says right beforehand that if this continues, he may have to put me on permanent restrictions ... makes sense .. not at all -
    now this is MY dotor telling me that i can return to full duty when THEIR doctor is stating that there is STILL something obviously going on ..
    i have retained a lawyer and went to see him after this appointment and he was as stunned by this as i was, stating that even he could see the obvious swelling of the area at a glance .. and that it didnt make sense to him at all ..
    he says now the only thing we can do is wait for the comp doctor's report to come back and when it is different from my surgeons, he will send me for a second opinion ..

    im unsure of what to do regarding work now at this point .. i understand that with the doctor clearing my weight limit, even though it states possible release in the near future for the carpal tunnel, that i have to go by what he says .. yet, im in pain every night i work .. and am afraid of reinjuring myself .. -this wasnt a 'fun' thing to go thru in the first place-
    yet, i dont want to refuse work because frankly i not only need the money, i dont want it come back to look badly on me even though i feel i have a legitimate claim with all thats going on ..

    how unusual is this that the comp doc would say something in my favor when my own is not .. and is there anything i can do about it besides just wait and hope not to reinjury myself ..

    thanks for any advice you can give me

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    Default Re: A little different type of situation-sorry so long

    Ohhh SnS76, sounds like a big mess on the horizon for you, IMHO. Have you ever heard the terms bait and switch, good cop bad cops, being sold out, being back doored, or rats up to NO good? Somehow I suspect that you may have one or more of them going on.

    You have already done the best thing you possibly could for yourself in getting that attorney. I have a hunch that Spiritgirl may have squarely hit one of the nails with the doc getting all chummy with the IC attorney. Your situation might make one think your doc has perhaps done the same.

    Speaking of your doc, did you have a previous doc/patient relationship with this doc before the work injuries? If so for how long? When you seen him yesterday did you raise any objections to his treatment plan, or lack there of? Sometimes it pays to be assertive and this may well have been one of those times for you. You certainly have every right to relate to that doc that you are still having as much pain as you are. That the light duty has worsened the symptoms and that you have serious concerns with him releasing you to full duty. (It may not have changed his recommendations but it sure as heck would give you some ammunition if you go back to work and end up worsening your injury. Water under the bridge I suppose at this point.)

    Did your doc by any chance give you anything in writing to support his recommendation that you return to full duty? If not how is your employer able to let you back with out restrictions? I am not familiar with the WC laws in NH however the laws here in GA require that the doc must give the worker a written order for any change of restrictions concerning employment. It may well be that it is not required in NH.

    I suspect due to your attorney indicating that you would be sent for a second opinion that is what would be allowed by NH WC law.

    What I strongly suggest is that when you return to your full duty assignments you be very VERY careful. I have bilateral CTS/trigger fingers & thumb, since late 2003. Had the releases in 2005. Still have many problems from my hands and it is NOT one bit fun. My doc thinks it is from letting it go so long before I had the releases done. Hopefully that report will be in soon and you will get to a second opinion doc that has at least the mentality of the IME doc where your conditions are concerned.

    In the mean time IF you haven't already heard the drill WATCH YOUR BACK AT ALL TIMES AT WORK. Do not consider anyone at your place of work your friend, at least not until you have these medical issues resolved. Even then you can't be too careful. What I mean by that is employers that have an IW on WC that are in a "work at will" state, NH is WAW, and in the absence of a union and CBA, or a bona fide employment contract, they seem to be able to find just about any reason under the sun to terminate that employee. It doesn't have to be a legitimate termination either and usually is some trumped up crap that has nothing to do with the employee nor their work ethic. So long as a termination is not due to discrimination based on a protected class of people ie:, race, religions, age etc., nor that the employer isn't dumb enough to admit that it is because of the WC claim it usually sticks. Termination during a WC claim can be just about the worst of the worst. If you are termed you are NOT entitled to be paid TTD nor TPD for lost wages. The theory is that you are not working due to the termination not the injury. Even when it comes time for surgery one can expect to hear the same thing. Just please be very careful and watch your back at all times. Otherwise you are likely to be SOL and I'm not talking about statues of limitations when I say SOL.

    If you continue to have moderate to sever pain or if God forbid you should further your injury and cause worse pain than you are already having might I suggest you call your attorney and get his advise about going back to "your" current doctor. If he advises you to do this you need to leave no doubt in "your" doctors mind as to what your pain level is and what causes it to worsen or what relieves it. Do not got through the next who knows long in agony. You simply do not have to. Just seek your attorney's advise as to whether you should go back to the current doc or to an ER. You do not have to suffer in silence.

    This is a pointer for our states WC web site. Try to go there and learn all you can about your states WC laws. Having knowledge about your case gives you the power you to make informed decisions.

    Good luck to you and please keep us up to date as to how things are going for you.

    Steel

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    Default Re: A little different type of situation-sorry so long

    Thank you for all your info .. let me see if i can answer a few of these questions and maybe it will make more sense than even before ..lol

    Quote Quoting SteelMagnolia View Post
    Ohhh SnS76, sounds like a big mess on the horizon for you, IMHO. Have you ever heard the terms bait and switch, good cop bad cops, being sold out, being back doored, or rats up to NO good? Somehow I suspect that you may have one or more of them going on.

    You have already done the best thing you possibly could for yourself in getting that attorney. I have a hunch that Spiritgirl may have squarely hit one of the nails with the doc getting all chummy with the IC attorney. Your situation might make one think your doc has perhaps done the same.

    -What gets me about this is when i first started seeing him, he was all about the fact that 'workers comp wasnt going to be oushin him into doing anything he didnt feel was necessary' .. he made it a point to tell me that if and when surgery would happen, HE would be the one to decide, not them ..
    at that point, i figured well, hey, he has MY best interests in mind .. -


    Speaking of your doc, did you have a previous doc/patient relationship with this doc before the work injuries? If so for how long? When you seen him yesterday did you raise any objections to his treatment plan, or lack there of? Sometimes it pays to be assertive and this may well have been one of those times for you. You certainly have every right to relate to that doc that you are still having as much pain as you are. That the light duty has worsened the symptoms and that you have serious concerns with him releasing you to full duty. (It may not have changed his recommendations but it sure as heck would give you some ammunition if you go back to work and end up worsening your injury. Water under the bridge I suppose at this point.)

    -This doctor was one i was sent to after my intial visits to the clinic that they send IW's after they get hurt at work .. he was one of the handful of hand specialists in the state and they knew they werent going to be able to help me any further where i was at that point .. I guess he would be considered 'my' doctor as far as theirs/mine goes .. but you never know
    I did stress the fact to him about what happens while/after im done working, i showed him my hand and how it looked the NEXT day after a night of work .. and even told him that as bad as it looked now, it was even worse the previous night when i was done with my shift .. he took a quick glance, pressed on it and said it was probably unrelated ..lol .. and then signed the papers for full duty .. when i saw them i questioned it and he said yep, youre back full .. this was goin from a 15lb weight restriction, to none at all .. -



    Did your doc by any chance give you anything in writing to support his recommendation that you return to full duty? If not how is your employer able to let you back with out restrictions? I am not familiar with the WC laws in NH however the laws here in GA require that the doc must give the worker a written order for any change of restrictions concerning employment. It may well be that it is not required in NH.

    -Yes, after every doctor visit he has to fill out, by law, a worker's comp paper that states my progress .. he gives me one, files one and i bring a copy to my work .. Not to get into the whole problem aspect as far as what i deal with at work also, since ive been hurt, but they were quite pleased to see the fact that i now had nothing protecting me from the 'walk the line' with my restrictions attitude they did have .. -



    I suspect due to your attorney indicating that you would be sent for a second opinion that is what would be allowed by NH WC law.

    What I strongly suggest is that when you return to your full duty assignments you be very VERY careful. I have bilateral CTS/trigger fingers & thumb, since late 2003. Had the releases in 2005. Still have many problems from my hands and it is NOT one bit fun. My doc thinks it is from letting it go so long before I had the releases done. Hopefully that report will be in soon and you will get to a second opinion doc that has at least the mentality of the IME doc where your conditions are concerned.

    In the mean time IF you haven't already heard the drill WATCH YOUR BACK AT ALL TIMES AT WORK. Do not consider anyone at your place of work your friend, at least not until you have these medical issues resolved. Even then you can't be too careful. What I mean by that is employers that have an IW on WC that are in a "work at will" state, NH is WAW, and in the absence of a union and CBA, or a bona fide employment contract, they seem to be able to find just about any reason under the sun to terminate that employee. It doesn't have to be a legitimate termination either and usually is some trumped up crap that has nothing to do with the employee nor their work ethic. So long as a termination is not due to discrimination based on a protected class of people ie:, race, religions, age etc., nor that the employer isn't dumb enough to admit that it is because of the WC claim it usually sticks. Termination during a WC claim can be just about the worst of the worst. If you are termed you are NOT entitled to be paid TTD nor TPD for lost wages. The theory is that you are not working due to the termination not the injury. Even when it comes time for surgery one can expect to hear the same thing. Just please be very careful and watch your back at all times. Otherwise you are likely to be SOL and I'm not talking about statues of limitations when I say SOL.

    - ive been dealing with that stuff since my accident .. ive been pulled from a full time position and brought down to an average of 18 hours a week, from having a spotless work record to being written up aprox. 10 times in the 90 days i worked on limited duty before i was put out on TTD .. lol .. it has been nothing but games at this point as far as work goes .. since ive been back in early june, i have received another 3 write ups and have been told by my boss that i have 'special' rules as far as time off and shift work goes .. my lawyer is aware of this and said although he agrees theyre really trying to 'nail my ass to the wall' ..lol .. its something that is very hard to prove but to document document document -



    If you continue to have moderate to sever pain or if God forbid you should further your injury and cause worse pain than you are already having might I suggest you call your attorney and get his advise about going back to "your" current doctor. If he advises you to do this you need to leave no doubt in "your" doctors mind as to what your pain level is and what causes it to worsen or what relieves it. Do not got through the next who knows long in agony. You simply do not have to. Just seek your attorney's advise as to whether you should go back to the current doc or to an ER. You do not have to suffer in silence.

    - This was another point he did bring up .. he told me he doesnt recommend me going back to the doctor that released me to full duty .. that he wasnt going to 'advise' me so to speak about it but if i finish a shift and i feel that i am in a significant amount of pain and the swelling is pretty bad, to get myself to the er .. and make sure before i go, to notify someone higher up at my job so it is documented .. and again, at this point we have to wait for that report to come in from their doc before we can really get the ball rolling with a second opinion .. so it doesnt look like im 'shopping' for a doctor to tell me what i want to hear -



    This is a pointer for our states WC web site. Try to go there and learn all you can about your states WC laws. Having knowledge about your case gives you the power you to make informed decisions.

    Good luck to you and please keep us up to date as to how things are going for you.

    Steel

    http://www.labor.state.nh.us/default.asp
    Thanks so much for all your advice .. i will let you know what happens

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    Lightbulb Re: A little different type of situation-sorry so long

    My opinion only, but I have done this, so I'm not trying to cost you Money or lead you astray. Please get a Second Opinion on your own, without the knowledge of w/c or your other Dr. Explain Your situation Medically only, what Surgery's you have had, your problems now, and let them come up with their own conclusion. Do not discuss what the other Dr.'s have said, the problems you are having with work, w/c etc. only the Medical portion of your Problem. Only then will you know and have a totally UNBIASED Opinion of your injuries, and at least in your mind you will know without a doubt what is going on. This will not Help you in Court, it may not be admissible, but you will know your Medical condition and know who you can and cannot trust! When I was told I was Disabled, I went to 7 other Surgeons, (Both Ortho. and Neuro.) and after number 7 my Wife convinced me that I had to face the fact that I was Disabled at 43 at the time!! I didn't want to be Disabled I wanted to work, but at least I know in my mind I did everything I could do to try and get back to work, and I know my condition Forwards and Backwards. It really Helped me, and maybe it will Help you. Best of Luck!!

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    Quote Quoting Scar Tissue View Post
    My opinion only, but I have done this, so I'm not trying to cost you Money or lead you astray. Please get a Second Opinion on your own, without the knowledge of w/c or your other Dr. Explain Your situation Medically only, what Surgery's you have had, your problems now, and let them come up with their own conclusion. Do not discuss what the other Dr.'s have said, the problems you are having with work, w/c etc. only the Medical portion of your Problem. Only then will you know and have a totally UNBIASED Opinion of your injuries, and at least in your mind you will know without a doubt what is going on. This will not Help you in Court, it may not be admissible, but you will know your Medical condition and know who you can and cannot trust! When I was told I was Disabled, I went to 7 other Surgeons, (Both Ortho. and Neuro.) and after number 7 my Wife convinced me that I had to face the fact that I was Disabled at 43 at the time!! I didn't want to be Disabled I wanted to work, but at least I know in my mind I did everything I could do to try and get back to work, and I know my condition Forwards and Backwards. It really Helped me, and maybe it will Help you. Best of Luck!!


    okay, that does sound like a good idea, but now heres a couple of questions

    if i do go for an ime on my own, i would have to go get my medical records up til this point / .. or just go in and basically start fresh with this new doc ..

    as far as who would cover this .. when i was pulled form my full time position and then put out on TTD, i wasnt informed of how anything would work as far as my insurance or benefits went from that point, and the only notice i had gotten from them was when they were canceled .. so as of this point, i dont have any medical coverage of my own .. would this be a wc exam or no / .. and if not, that would probably explain why it wouldnt be admissible, so maybe i just answered my own question ..lol


    thanks for your help

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    Default Re: A little different type of situation-sorry so long

    Everyone here has provided you with some really good info.

    If I may let me add one more thing ---- if your ptp is a regular doctor and not familiar with wc, he/she may be frustrated with the system they are now having to deal with, not to mention if your surgery was not completely successful they are also dealing with add'l frustration [ie don't want to admit what they thought would be a good outcome - wasn't]

    After 2 1/2 years with my personal ptp [neuro] he simply gave up due to all his frustrations with the system and the fact my surgery failed miserably ---the qme that I was sent to for the ic, I liked - he knew his stuff and was not intimitaded at all by the wc process ----- he is now my ptp and I am fortunate that he is on top of all my issues and knows exactly how to push the i/c's buttons to get things done.

    This may not be a solution for all but in my case it turned out to be a good decision.

    Hopes this helps somewhat........

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    Quote Quoting roofinfool View Post
    Everyone here has provided you with some really good info.

    If I may let me add one more thing ---- if your ptp is a regular doctor and not familiar with wc, he/she may be frustrated with the system they are now having to deal with, not to mention if your surgery was not completely successful they are also dealing with add'l frustration [ie don't want to admit what they thought would be a good outcome - wasn't]

    that is almost what i have started thinking .. and to me thats a lil scary though .. lol .. if he thinks the operation wasnt a success, it would really bother me that he has just decided to sign off on it not saying anything .. and as far as the carpal tunnel goes .. when i questioned him about him not adding the repetitive movements to my restrictions, he came back with .. well, your carpal isnt THAT bad .. so in my opinion, his idea is for it to get worse as he 'contemplates surgery for it which he does state in my comp papers that is possible in the near future / .. none of this makes any sense to me at all .. wanna talk about frustrating / ive only been dealin with this for a lil over a year and im ready to just let it all go cuz im tired of dealin with it

    After 2 1/2 years with my personal ptp [neuro] he simply gave up due to all his frustrations with the system and the fact my surgery failed miserably ---the qme that I was sent to for the ic, I liked - he knew his stuff and was not intimitaded at all by the wc process ----- he is now my ptp and I am fortunate that he is on top of all my issues and knows exactly how to push the i/c's buttons to get things done.

    now, the doc that they sent me to for the ime's .. his bedside manner wasnt great at all the first time .. but the second time he was a lil more personable .. i know he's not there to be my best friend but .. lol .. and he actually surprised me when he told me, now i know his report could be different at this point, but that he still thought it was pretty obvious something was still goin on .. he claims he couldnt get more into it legally though .. which my lawyer said was a bit of an exageration, but truthful none the less .. so im not sure i would even be able to see this one as 'my' doctor


    This may not be a solution for all but in my case it turned out to be a good decision.

    Hopes this helps somewhat........
    and i have received some great advice .. yours included .. thanks

    -and sorry for the missin question marks .. shift key works when it decides to ..lol

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    Default Re: A little different type of situation-sorry so long

    just an added note .. this surgeon, mine, had actually told me when i was questioning his reasons .. that workers comp was eventually going to come back and say .. no more, that they werent going to cover anything and that he would hate to have to start sending me his bills for me to cover ..

    that struck me as odd and again i relayed this to my attorney who kind of wondered what he was talking about ..

    this has really made me start to think that he is being pushed hard by wc to release me fully ...

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    Excellent advise from Scar and all the others, (by the time I finished this long winded saga Spirit and Roofin had already posted. When I started Scar was the last one to post. I had several interruptions as well .. LOL,, Oh well..), SnS76.

    Getting that unbiased medical opinion not only helps you to refute "their" doctors idea of what your injury amounts to and, as Scar so eloquently pointed out, for your own piece of mind you will know where you stand. If at all possible follow through with this. It may cost you a little money now but it will save you a LOT more than just money down the road. This could help you to decide on a course of action in the near future as well as long range.

    WC, as you have unfortunately learned, is more of a game that one might expect little kids to participate in than a resource for helping injured workers recover from an injury and return to work. Kind of like the little brats on the play ground chanting "My daddy is bigger than your Daddy and my Daddy can beat up your Daddy". Shameful, indeed it is. Although WC is supposed to be a system, at least when first designed, to most importantly guarantee to provide the injured worker with medical care and wage replacement benefits until they are returned to work. The other purpose was to protect the employer from civil damages/recovery for injuries sustained by employees while on the job. In theory WC is an excellent alternative to civil actions. It should most definitely be a win-win situation for all involved and it would if it was operated with the application of the original intentions. In reality it has turned into a political nightmare for most everyone involved, especially the IW. It tends to bring out the worst in people from the IW's, ER's, CA's, and the doctors.

    Take that surgeon you have been seeing for instance. Just for the record IMHO, he is NOT "YOUR" doctor he belongs to the IC and your employer, bought and paid for so to speak. A puppet on a string if you will. At first he was all about doing his job as a medical professional, wasn't about to let WC push him around and tell him what to do. Now it appears he is all about kissing the butts of your ER and/or the IC for what ever reason.

    He might even be covering his own butt in the event he suspects that he returned you to light duty work too soon after the repair, which most likely is causing your worsening condition. Might have even "undone" the surgical repair and put you back in worse shape than before the surgery. He obviously has no way of telling this without the proper diagnostics being preformed, now does he. Where returning you to work too soon has caused your current problems, perhaps he is dumb enough to think returning you to full duty might cover up his negligence. That way when you return again he might think enough time has passed that he can place the blame on something else you have done. Therefore not accepting responsibility for his own negligent actions. Kind of a screwed up way of thinking if you ask me. But hey who knows what some of these bottom feeders have go through their minds.

    Any decent self-respecting doctor would have no part of the BS games with the IC/ER and treat the patient according to protocol regardless of cost or who is paying the bill. Might even expect a decent doctor to fess up if he made a mistake in returning you to work too soon and correct that mistake not add to it. Good doctors treat a patient according to what that patient's condition warrants. Decent doctors treat the patient appropriately regardless of the cause, even if due to their own screw up, and regardless of who is holding the purse strings.

    Good doctors are very hard to come by in this day and age and especially when WC is involved. I am sure there are good doctors out there that treat their patients in a decent manner in spite of the restraints placed on them by the IC. Unfortunately it seems like they are few and far between.

    All my life I have heard the expression, "everyone has a price", seems like that doc they sent you too can be bought for a relatively small sum. Your own statements should convince you of this if nothing else does,
    he took a quick glance, pressed on it and said it was probably unrelated ..lol .. and then signed the papers for full duty .. when i saw them i questioned it and he said yep, youre back full .. this was goin from a 15lb weight restriction, to none at all .. Perhaps he got one of "those" phone calls or he may have realized he "made a mistake" in putting you back into the exact same position that originally caused your injury. Does not excuse his lack of concern and his obligation to investigate your obvious symptoms, swelling, nor your complaints and find out what is causing them.

    Him returning you to that position is ridiculous, especially with a RSI and CTS, makes no sense what so ever. IMHO, any decent doctor practicing "good" medicine that had determined that your injury was caused in whole or in part from a RSI would have released you to light duty doing only things that were NOT repetitive in any way. Certainly not to go back to the exact same work you were doing when you sustained the injury. Gurrr Putting you at increased risk for life long permanent impairment is not practicing "good medicine", IMHO.

    Had "their" doc indicated in any way prior to the visit when he gave you that full duty release that he was intending to do so? Did he not have any kind of treatment plan that included a "projected" return to work full duty goal/date? Had he previously deemed you MMI? If not you can just about count on the fact that he was paid off in one way or another. Not necessarily cash up front but perhaps the threat of loosing continued referrals from your ER/IC, if he couldn't "see it their way".

    Most decent doctors that take the Hippocratic oath would seriously consider ONLY what was best for "you" the patient. To not allow medical treatment he renders, including any decisions he makes, to "cause a body harm". When he ignored your comments about the pain, swelling, and in general worsening of your conditions he simply threw that oath out the window. In favor of putting you at risk for further injury and continued and worsening impairment one might ask what he has to gain?

    SnS76, I have had CTS for several years. I encourage you to do what ever it takes to get your CTS resolved. CTS will NOT get better on it's own, you may find slight improvement when giving your hands a rest, using wrist braces or getting PT but, there is very little likely hood that the improvement will last very long. Continued assault and irritation on the nerves that runs through the carpal tunnel certainly can & likely is going to get worse with your continued repetitive use of your hands. The swelling alone is reason enough to intervene, either with extended periods of rest and/or PT, or through surgical intervention. The longer the pressure stays on those nerves the harder it is going to be to have a good out come even with surgical intervention. If left compressed too long those nerves may never recover well enough for you to regain full use of our hands.

    Others may argue that CTS is not caused by repetitive motion, I disagree, and I do so from my own personal experience with CTS. I seriously question the validity of the so called "studies" indicating that CTS is not caused by RSI. Yes, there are some underlying issues that can contribute to CTS such as diabetes, obesity, or direct trauma to the wrist/nerve. However, in absence of other likely causes, (I had and still have none of them, aside from a recent weight gain since my injury in March), and given that I DID do repetitive motions on the job with my hands I see no other explanation that contributes to my CTS. I expect this is true for the majority of people that suffer from CTS as well. Further I don't buy the good old, "well sometimes it just happens". SH*T happens CTS does NOT!

    OK, I've said more than enough. We will look forward to a reply from you with news of what you get worked out. Good Luck to you and take care.

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