Nerve Entrapment - pain in hands, arm and feet

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Hi, since going into menopause my hands, arms and feet have ached. Nerve testing of the arms showed the nerves were being trapped in the cubital tunnel (elbow) and also the carpel tunnel (wrist). Fortunately this pain has come and gone with intensity over the last 3 years. The Drs answer is surgery but as I believe it is directly related to menopause I am reluctant to do something permanent for what could be a temporary problem. Does anyone else have experience with this and did they find it got better with time and/or did they find anything that helped lessen the nerve entrapment.

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    i am having this too since perimenopause.

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    yes i have been feeling the same with my right toes, it feels worse at times during a month. a tingling felling.

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    hello! same here. elbow with sinovial liquid and wrist and fingers pain. i did a mri pf my elbos and and an c ray of my fist and nothing wrong apparently. i was not yet diagnosed with peri, but i have all the symptoms from April 2019. also pain in my shoulder, arm, breasts engorged and musle pain every day. all the autoimune diseases and tests came back ok, all blood tests are ok. my hormonal check is a bit low on estrogen and progrsterone, but not that low ad to have this kind of pain. i am almost pee on myself on a daily basis and i am only 40 next May. ha ha any advices on tunnel carpal syndrome?

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      I went to a neurologist more than a few years ago. It was heart and neck related at that time. But I had a nerve test in my hands for carpal tunnel. They sent electric shocks into each finger and spots in my elbow and wrist. I can't remember what the test was called but it checked if there was carpal tunnel. I am left handed and the tingling in my hand was so bad it was extremely painful. I have carpal tunnel in both hands and had the surgery for my left hand. I am glad I did. I have only had two surgeries in my life tonsils and adenoids removed when I was nine and the carpal tunnel surgery.

      It was a pretty easy surgery, I have no scar I had a hand surgery specialist.

      I don't believe mine was menopause related, but years of repetitive work.

      My right hand is bothering me now but again so is my right hip, my right knee and ankle and I have a big vericose vein that has caused a bulge in my right calf.

      I am 51 and two years post menopause. I am systematically falling apart and post is so much worse than peri for me. Peri was a nightmare for me.

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    Please someone help...

    I have experienced pain in my hands, bilaterally, only at night or prolonged periods if nonmovement, for over 2 months. Every single night, each time i move, my hands wake me up. They seem to be stiff and difficult to move, and when i try to move the fingers, the pain is enough to make me cry out. After flexing the fingers various times, each time i regain a bit of flex and each time the pain lessens, until, after 6-7 flexes, the pain is almost gone. Fall asleep... repeat. Every night, all night. I have seen an Internal medicine doctor for this; rheumatoid factors normal, inflammation markers normal, everything normal. except it isn't. Please tell me someone else is experiencing this and they've discovered a way to stop it!!!

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    hello! exact same thing with me. i noticed i have to sleep with my hands straight and the pain is gone. also during day time, i try to keep my left hand not bended and the pain is less or at all. we have carpal tunnel syndrome or some nerve or tendon trapped in elbows. try that and use magnesium spray. my elbow is also a bit swollen from April last year. i had terrible fingers pain and arm pain, now is a bit better.

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