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Is shocking pain in hand after having carpel tunnel surgery normal

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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
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: If your pain is getting worse and not better, I would definitely let your surgeon know.

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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 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.
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: This is very common after carpal tunnel surgery, especially is you had an endoscopic procedure. I usually warn my patients that this will happen. It... Read More
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Yes: Bruising in the hand can occur after a carpal tunnel release. Keep an eye on it but it should resolve with time.
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.
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
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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
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 12 years experience
May want to discuss: With your surgeon. The numbness should nothave gotten worse at two months and you may be having some scarring/adhesion issues or increased edema causi... Read More

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