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what could be cause of jolts of pain down fingers when hand gets cold. have recently had carpal tunnel surgery.?

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Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Nerves waking up: It could be several things, but its not unusual to have a flare up of pain after cts as sensation returns. It can also be caused by scar, post-operative inflammation, and over use. Try ice and anti-inflammatories like Aleve (naproxen) or advil. If it persists, a short course of supervised therapy may help, including de-sensitization exercises like working your handa dn fingers in a pot of dried beans.
Answered on Aug 8, 2017
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Dr. Raymond Raven
23 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: The symptoms you describe could be due to irritation of a peripheral nerve, such as the median nerve which is decompressed during carpal tunnel surgery, or a cervical nerve root. You should inform your doctor about your symptoms.
Answered on Aug 9, 2017
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