Split for 6 weeks


Dear Dr Bland,

I have worn my splint for 6 weeks, but feel that there has been no improvement and the tingling has increased slightly in my left hand, small finger and ring finger. I also notice less power when I am unscrewing jars. I have continued to wear the splint after the 6 weeks.



You have both CTS and an ulnar nerve problem at the elbow and those symptoms on the little finger side of the hand are probably related to the ulnar nerve problem at the elbow rather than the CTS. If that is the most noticeable symptom and you are doing your best to protect the nerve at the elbow then we might have to arrange for you to see one of the hand surgeons. JB

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