A member asked:
i had carpal tunnel surgery on both hands. i am in my 8th week recovering. i still feel very sore at the base of my hand. is this normal?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Steven Zaretsky answered
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Normal: This is part of the normal healing process. Some patients after carpal tunnel release can develop pillar pain that can take up to 12 months to resolve.
Answered on May 2, 2018
Dr. Shon Cook answered
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Endoscopic or open?: It depends. If you had the traditional open decompression, then that is normal. On average, it takes 3 to 6 months to fully heal. If you had it done endoscopically like I do it, with no incision on the hand, then most are fully back to work without restrictions within a few days, and fully healed in a few weeks. So in short, it depends mostly on who did your surgery, and how it was done.
Answered on Apr 29, 2017
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