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Is it normal to have tingling in my hands after carpal tunnel surgery

A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirk Churukian
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Tingling after CTR: Very normal to have tingling after carpal tunnel surgery! it usually represents swelling in the immediate area of the nerve. Elevate the hands wheneve... Read More
Dr. Christopher Henley
Hand Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: Unless you are very young (in your twenties) with very short-term symptoms, this is normal. For most patients, they have some relief of numbness right... Read More
Dr. Randy Hauck
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Maybe: Depends on how long after surgery and how bad your nerve was damaged before the surgery by the pressure on it. Many surgeons give local anesthetics s... Read More

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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
Could be: The pinky finger, not so much, but the palm, especially the middle of the palm, yes. In fact, different sensations could occur. There could be an ac... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Elevate high (statue of liberty) and use ice. Swelling is more common after open surgery than the newer endoscopic techniques.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Yes: Hand swelling is common after a carpal tunnel release. Take it easy on the hand for a few weeks and the swelling should resolve. I tell my patients t... Read More
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Carpal tunnel: Some swelling is normal postop. Try elevation, intermittent ice packs, and gentle hyperextension stretches.
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Yes: It's blood under the skin. It might take a while to go away.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Luanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: Swelling and stiffness us common after endoscopic carpal tunnel release and it can take a little time to resolve. Numbness can take quite a while to r... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Steven Zaretsky
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Normal: This is part of the normal healing process. Some patients after carpal tunnel release can develop pillar pain that can take up to 12 months to resolv... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery 37 years experience
No: But may have nothing to do with it.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
Cardiology 43 years experience
Yes: Can last up to 6 months.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Likely unrelated: Likely unrelated to the carpal tunnel. The more common issue with bending of fingers that can come on out of the blue is flexor tendonitis, more commo... Read More

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