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Pain after carpal tunnel release

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
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
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
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
29 years experience
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. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
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
Hand Surgery 15 years experience
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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
About a week: I usually have the patient back in the office in 8 days to remove a soft dressing.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
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
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shinanswered
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
3-4 days: The earliest time is generally 3-4 days after surgery once the wound has epithelialized. It is not unusual to keep dressings in place until 10-14 days... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
A few weeks: Most of the pts I have seen, recover really fully within 2 or 3 weeks, but some may take up to 4-6 weeks if the nerve was electrically severely impair... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
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. Peter Nefcy
Radiology 40 years experience
Not normal: It is not normal to have these symptoms 10 weeks after surgery. Please make an appointment and see your Doctor for re-evaluation. If you really wis... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aileen Shieu
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
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
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Several reasons: Talk to your hand/wrist surgeon about carpal tunnel release if 1) numbness & pain impact function 2) pain can't be managed conservatively via bracing ... Read More