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is pain normal after carpal tunnel release surgery?

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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 surgeon is not interested in helping you you should seek a second opinion soon.
Answered on Mar 10, 2020
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Dr. Daniel Mass
Dr. Daniel Mass commented
45 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain at the incision is called pillar pain. If your numbness has resolved, this incision pain will most likely resolve with time. Hand therapy can help.
Mar 26, 2016
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 with tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, alleve or a similar over the counter medication. Others feel the need to take pain medication for a few days everyone will not respond to surgery the same http://www.Handctr.Com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-q-a.Html.
Answered on Jan 19, 2018
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.
Answered on Mar 10, 2020

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