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Nerve pain after carpal tunnel surgery

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Not really ; Ditto: Although I am not sure why a follow-up nerve conduction study would be necessary there is little chance that could cause any type of harm or worsening... Read More
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
F/u NCS unreliable: Not sure of reason for post surgical ncs. In most patients with moderate to severe cts the ncs will never return to normal due to axonal damage and sc... Read More
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Not likely: I have never heard of nerve injuries from an emg/ncs. That would be an unlikely cause of complex regional pain syndrome. If you have continued probl... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Keep fingers moving: After any hand surgery it's important to keep the fingers moving. Make full fists and extend the fingers many times throughout the day. After a week o... Read More
Dr. Randy Hauck
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Just keep moving: No special excerises are necessary. Just be sure you keep your fingers and wrists moving to prevent stiffness.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Slings: Typically it is more ideal to elevate s limb after surgery. Although a sling can be tightened, ultimately the wrist is still lower than the heart whi... Read More
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
No need: A sling is not needed. Just take it easy and give the hand a chance to heal.
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Arm elevation: As part of the postop recovery protocol for most surgeons performing hand surgery patients are encouraged to elevate the hand above the heart. Slings ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
This is variable: Some have immediate return of sensation while some will take longer. Some will notice an improvement right away but still feel tingling and will descr... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
A sore palm: If you are having open carpal tunnel release, you will likely have a sore , painful palm for 2-4 weeks. Thereafter you will steadily recover and ret... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Time: You need time, up to 6 month to recover. Pain, unfortunately , is part of recovering from surgery. Contact your surgeon and ask for pain medications.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
Hand Surgery 15 years experience
Yes: Recent research just published within the last few months does show an increased risk of developing trigger finger after carpal tunnel surgery. The bi... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
No: No not at all (if it's true trigger finger). However you should make sure there is no scar tissue adhesions in the carpal tunnel that may be "tugging"... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Absolutely. : Absolutely. The recovery from the surgery is relative rapid. The incision heals in a matter of a couple weeks, and pain from surgery is nearly resolve... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Possibly: If numbness was constant rather than intermittent before surgery it may rake longer to fo away after, or may not go away. Surgery still kept it from g... Read More