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pain after carpal tunnel release

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: It is normal to have pain at the site of the incision after carpal tunnel surgery for up to two weeks. After that it should be ivestegated. If your su ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Some: While typically everyone in surgery gets a prescription for pain medicine, most state that they did not need it or used it minimally. Many get by wi ... Read More
Dr. Kevin Vaught
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: It takes some time to heal after surgery. Take it easy and you should heal up soon.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
20 years experience Neurosurgery
2 weeks: I ask my patient to remove their bandage 2 weeks after the surgery when they see me for suture removal. Please ask your surgeon for his/her preference ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Einbecker
35 years experience Hand Surgery
About a week: I usually have the patient back in the office in 8 days to remove a soft dressing.
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ask your surgeon!: When i perform carpal tunnel releases, wether open or endoscopic, I have the patients remove their bandages 2-3 days after surgery. There is no reason ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Though you should wait for physicians clearance. Daily activities may be resumed fairly quickly but heavy gripping can take months. Be sure to ask bef ... Read More
Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
20 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: After the carpal tunnel is released the pressure inside the tunnel and on the nerve is back to a normally functioning hand. Patients can resume all ac ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin answered
19 years experience Hand Surgery
1 days: I generally counsel my patients that driving is permitted once a full fist can be made. Because the bandages are relatively light following a carpal t ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Very worried!: A sudden change in function after a surgery is cause for concern. While pain can limit some function you should be able to move your thumb even thou ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
See your surgeon: Go for follow up elevate the hand , uses elastic stockings.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aileen Shieu
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: Finger swelling is normal after carpal tunnel surgery. However, if you just had the surgery and have quite a bit of pain or numbness, you need to make ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examina ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No, but possible --: Due to these reasons: 1: with tight splint or bandages, your fingers maybe bluish in color, tingly or cold; 2: with hand held hanging down most of t ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: you need to see your surgeon, best wishes

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