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Could Hand Pain Have Anything To Do With Gluten?

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Son, 6, has not been tested yet....but has given me some signs (can't have dairy, had GI probs, gets random hives, immune system not great, a little hyper and carb addicted). A strange thing has been coming up all year. He cannot write sometimes due to his hand "hurting". He just can't get through sentences and I'm wondering if hand pain sounds familiar to anyone. It might be that this is a ploy to not write, as I don't hear about it at any other time. But I figured I'd put the question out there, in case anyone else with Celiac kids had dealt with anything like this? I'm hoping to get him tested soon.

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Well, I know that I developed carpal tunnel as a celiac, and that's gone away now. Also had odd aches and pains in my hands and arms that went away, as well.

Might not be the same, but I could see it happening.

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I also got sore knuckles on gluten. Holding a pencil or pen might be hurting your son's hand?

I hope you can find some answers for him before it progresses.

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Yes, absolutely. My hands got so bad last year I couldn't even type. They felt really really weak - I had to get my husband/sons to open tin cans for me :blink:

In the meantime maybe try one of those grips that you fit over the pen/pencil. It might make it a little easier on him if it's not such a small grip.

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My son doesn't get it in his hands, but does get pain in joints, bones and muscles. I'd believe him about the pain. Does typing hurt his hands, too? It's fine to make accommodations for him - does typing hurt his hands as much? If so, how about answering homework questions verbally?

When the pain is sorted out he'll catch up. My son was 10 and could barely read or write due to severe dyslexia. Once we got him off grains he got up to grade level on reading in just a couple months. He's still working on writing but is actually motivated and working on penmanship of his own accord now.

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