Numbness in hands

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by lawn6@bigpond, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. lawn6@bigpond

    lawn6@bigpond LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    Hi there,
    Does anyone suffer from numbness in the hands at night ? Two years ago it got so bad that all the fore arm became sore and the numbness went to both hands and the pain during day became so bad that i was no longer able to hold a line trimmer, and the pain removed into the chest was told the vibrations after using equipment for 15 yrs was the possiable cause. Now two half years later i can not use a mower or line trimmer although the problem no where as bad but it still there. My sugestion is if you start to get these syptoms get on in early and do something about it .And do those antivibration gloves work???

  2. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,873

    You probably have some pinched nerves in your back. You might try a chiropractor or spine specialist to try to correct the situation.
  3. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,572

    sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome possibly.......I get that very once in a while also.

  4. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 850

    Vibration can do damage over long time periods to the body, try wearing leather gloves, they seem to help quite a bit, as do heated handles.
  5. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    A lot of folks say it's carpal tunnel but, it could be a pinched nerve.
    I had a whiplash from riding my 3 wheeler and it didn't affect me until I was reaching over my head one day.
    A chiropractor can tell you if it's a pinched nerve. I get the numbness in my fingertips, along my arm, not all at once either.
    I used to call them quackpractors until I didn't sleep for about a week.
    The guy listened to me and told me I had a pinched nerve between 3-4th vertebre. Then he backed it up with x rays.
    I don't go for that "adjustment" thing they do. It scares the hell out of me.
  6. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    i had that adjustment once, i left more numb than when i went in.......
  7. ECS

    ECS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,733

    Raynards Disease. Don't know if I spelled it right, but more than likey that is what is is.
  8. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
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