Watch the McCains discuss the injury at a press conference Wednesday.
(CNN) - Cindy McCain visited a Michigan hospital after a campaign event Wednesday, complaining of pain in her hand.
"At some point during the rope line an enthusiastic supporter shook Mrs. McCain’s hand and exacerbated an existing carpal tunnel condition,” said spokeswoman Jill Hazelbaker. “Out of an abundance of caution, she decided to leave the event and visit the local hospital for x-rays where she was treated for a minor sprain."
UPDATE: The campaign reports that Cindy McCain will return to active campaigning on Thursday.
Cindy McCain, who has a brace on her right arm, told reporters she was "fine." Her husband said Wednesday afternoon that someone shook her hand "too vigorously."
Love the caption under the picture: "Cindy McCain has received x-rays."
As if we aren't all human? I've had x-rays before! Cindy McCain is not immortal... and neither is her husband. Why is this news?
Things younger than John McCain:
Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches
Automatic Car Transmissions
His latest wife who injured herself SHAKING HANDS!!!
Vote for a presidential candidate NOT endorsed by the worst president in American history!
McCain was a traitor in Vietnam!!
His foreign policies are based on Wikipedia!!
Ask Cheney, Rumsfeld and Ashcroft how valuable experience is!!
Get off my lawn!!!
Oh for the love of god, a man gets shot in arkansas and this story gets top billing. Go take some advil for your arthritis old lady.
Just have your plastic surgeon make another one.
that is crazy!!!!! Now what if Michelle was to do that she would get slaughtered.. NAAA!!!! I take that back she would probally get flooded with get well cards. "Sorry Cindy" you probally will not get one card. And anyway I dont see a- lot of people at those town hall meetings rushing to shake her hand, unlike the stadium crowd that Michelle and Obama fill each time they come to town. Well Michelle be careful "its dangerous out there" Cindy ( get real)
Poor, little Cindy. I guess she needs to be cushioned in bubble-wrap before John allows her to go on the campaign trail again.
She's too fragile to be first lady and her husband is too old!
GO OBAMA/BIDEN 08/12
Who is the Elite? One who is not used to the hardship of life or one who walks barefooted on the beach?
I am sure rethugs would have made a big deal out of this if it were M.O. They would accuse of being an elite for visiting doctors juat to complain about handshakes....
Obama all the way
what kind of news is this??
Sounds just like the kind of thing we hear from "med seekers" at the ER. What pain meds did she get. Is she even still in an Narcotics Anonomous Group following her addiction to narcotics and theft of them from the charity organization? She wouldn't be the first politician's wife to start using during a chanpaign. Take care Cindy-go to a meeting.
Oh pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee she is to fragile to handle a handshake what makes them think she can handle being first lady?
Michelle is tough!
I'll bet she can't wait to get her hands on some of the really good pain killers.
If I recall correctly, wasn't McCain one of the politicians trying to change work comp rules in the 90's to say that carpal tunnel is not a real affliction?
Get well, Cindy. Drink milk or whatever it is in your diet that helps carpal tunnel syndrome.
Nothing against but come on! My left index finger is killing me after typing this comment and where the hell is my media coverage?
Use your millions to fix your hand, and your hypochondria. Then release your taxes.
In the real world, it would have taken an normal person 2 months to get an appointment into the hospital. Another case of privelege at it's best.
And how does a women who never worked a day in her life get carpal tunnel?
I heard she b-slapped John McSame.
That's how she hurt her hand.
try viagra next time
Its nice to know you can go to the hosptial for non sense while 50 million Americans have to pray at night nothing happens to them. A BIG Thank You to the McCain's for selling America out!
Cindy as much as i can't stand that Old Goat of your husband JM, i appreciate your work and contributions to the less fortunate. Wish you well and hope you are Ok.
She's a bit up there in age too - not as "up there" as John is, however. The supporters of McCain need to keep in mind to treat the elderly and frail gently. Thanks Cindy, for the reminder on the age/health issue in the campaign.
Glad it wasn't worse.
McCain's been hitting Cindy....we all know it....Mr. McWarmonger is a wife beater!!
Cindy is weak- I have carpal tunnel very badly and she can not handle a hand shake...that she have to go a hospital.