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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Quickly: With my patients, i generally let them use the hand same day as the surgery though they have a small bandage and they can't over do it. Stitches usual ... Read More
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Dr. Stuart Hilliard
20 years experience Hand Surgery
It depends: Every patient recovers at their own pace. Most are able to do all their normal daily activities within a week or two, but there will still be some ten ... Read More
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Dr. Raymond Raven
24 years experience Hand Surgery
It depends...: In my practice, i allow patients to return to routine activities of daily living the same day of surgery. I encourage typing and light gripping immed ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Varies: If your carpal tunnel is severe I would bet you cannot use your hands now...... Recovery varies, but fine motor is pretty good right away progressin ... Read More
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Dr. Peter Nefcy
39 years experience Radiology
Try to fix yourself: Surgery may help, or may not. If you are interested in a home treatment program to reduce and possibly relieve your symptoms without surgery, and you ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Not carpal tunnel: First off the description is of physical characteristics which is something distinct from symptoms. Symptoms of carpal tunnel would typically be relat ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Coats II
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not related: These characteristics are not indicative of any pathology or disorder.
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
40 years experience Hand Surgery
Not related: Not related.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin answered
20 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: Yes, recurrent carpal tunnel syndrome is not particularly common, but the condition can return, usually after many years.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Depends on: lots of things, such as severity of nerve damage, extent of operation, exact nature of your job, and any possibility of complication. You should ask ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Typists have fewer carpal tunnelproblems than non typists.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
36 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: This is not an unusual complaint with cts. Once treated though those symtoms will usually fade with time. Everyone is different.
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Dr. G Jason Hunt
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Many people get very early improvement as far as pain goes after carpal tunnel surgery. However, it is not uncommon to have pain at the base of the ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Pain hand: Acute pain, yes there can be an infection or another issue, call your doctor. Other things such as arthritis at th base of the thumb, or irritation fr ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: The distribution of numbness is not consistent with carpal tunnel. It is more consistent with an ulnar nerve entrapment. Have it evaluated.
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