Fingers getting numb

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mr Lucky, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky LawnSite Member
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    Has anyone else had a problem with their hands and fingers going to sleep. My thumb and first 2 fingers are "asleep".
     
  2. sprout

    sprout LawnSite Member
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    Yep! Its from the string trimmer, happens to me all time. I started using a neck strap to take the weight off my hand, it seems to have helped.:angel:
     
  3. JHMlandscapes

    JHMlandscapes LawnSite Member
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    Ya might want to go to the doctor and get that checked out, if it's numbing then there might be a problem with the nerves.

    Be safe and keep yourself well.

    Henry
     
  4. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
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    There is this "disease" called Raynauds Phenomina (SP!!)

    It is descriebd in your trimmer and blower manuals (@ least in the echo ones) and it is a tingling and numbness which is result from intense vibration and cold. I get it when i run a blower in the cold fall am's....

    Maybe you should have it checked out. wear gloves or use a strap.



    BE WELL!:blob2: :blob2:
     
  5. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
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    That is pretty common for me from the shrub trimming, That and I have had 3rd degree burns on the palm of one hand, when a friend fell over on his motorcycle...............Knew they were dangerous, thought they were only dangerous for the rider.............;)
     
  6. AltaLawnCare

    AltaLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    My walk behind will make mine go numb. :(
     
  7. Westbrooklawn

    Westbrooklawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    What you have is carpal tunnel syndrome. The classic sign is numbness in the thumb and first two fingers. I had carpal tunnel surgery three and a half years ago and it took care of the problem for me. I did it in January and was ready to go by mid February.

    Your doctor can give you a nerve conductivity test to confirm that it is carpal tunnel.
     
  8. fenderbender

    fenderbender LawnSite Member
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    Its carpal tunnel. If you keep letting it go you will end up like me. Already had 3 surgery's, have one more scheduled, and they are not sure if that will be all. I keep developing scar tissue after surgery and it starts all over again. Now I don't have much gripping power and still have lots of pain. You need to get it looked at before it gets worse.
     
  9. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ditto!!
     
  10. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Get some anti-vibration or impact resistant gloves. They make them in half and three quarter finger style as well as full finger depending on mfg. they really do make a world of difference.
     

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