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I had trigger thumb and carpal tunnel surgery on March 17, 2015. I still have numbness,tingling, tightness,sensitivity,is this normal ?

I had trigger thumb and carpal tunnel surgery on March 17, 2015. I still have numbness,tingling, tightness,sensitivity,is this normal ?

Yes: It takes time for the inflamed tissue to heal both from where the surgery was done and from around the nerve that was injured. Then it will take time for the nerve itself to heal. I just had this discussion with my hand surgeon. The nerve heals approximately 1-2 mm a day not counting the first month after surgery. Give it time. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

The carpal tunnel is formed by the bones, tissues, and ligaments of the wrist. This tunnel exists to protect the median nerve, which controls sensations and movement to the thumb and fingers (not including the little finger). Carpal tunnel syndrome is when the carpal tunnel is inflamed and swollen, which pinches the median nerve and results in feelings of numbness, decreased grip strength, and muscle ...Read more


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Have had carpal tunnel surgery scapunate ligament test surgery now doctor want to do proximal row carpectomy surgery what are my chances of gripping?

Have had carpal tunnel surgery scapunate ligament test surgery now doctor want to do proximal row carpectomy surgery what are my chances of gripping?

Prc or proximal row: Carpectomy typically allows for excel any return of function with respect to wrist and finger motion. One may expect a period of reduced motion and strengjr but this usually passes as the muscles get used to new length tension relationships. This is a good procedure if used for the proper indications and has been well studied used for arthritis patterns post injury to ligaments or fracture s. ...Read more

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How to relieve carpal tunnel

How to relieve carpal tunnel

Bracing and surgery: Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) is first treated by wrist bracing into a "neutral" (extended) position. If this does not help the symptoms, then a small surgery at the wrist can be used to improve 85% of the patient's symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do for carpal tunnel at 49?

What to do for carpal tunnel at 49?

Carpal Tunnel: Evaluation and treatment which can be conservative with splinting and opponens muscle stretching after making sure it is not related to thyroid or diabetes issues. If continues may consider electrodiagnostic studies to evaluated severity of electical changes of the nerve. Other treatments may include injections and surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have carpal tunnel at 25?

Yes: Numbness or burning first 4 fingers of affected hand (or some of those 4) and or weakness. ...Read more

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Could raymaunds phenominaon cause carpal tunnel?

Reynaud's?: I assume you been reynaud's phenomenon, and it can not cause carpal tunnel syndrome. It may give rise to some similar symptoms causing tingling, numbness and pain based on vascular compromise. ...Read more

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What are some ways to ease the pain of carpal tunnel?

What are some ways to ease the pain of carpal tunnel?

Night splints: Night splints can be helpful to ease the symptoms of cts especially those that occur at night. ...Read more

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What are some signs indicating that I have carpal tunnel?

What are some signs indicating that I have carpal tunnel?

Phalens Exam: Lift both hands to the level of your head and let the wrists just flop over so that your fingers are pointing towards your ears. Hold this position for 30-60 seconds. If you experience numbness, tinging or pain in your hands this is highly suggestive of carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Can salt effect carpal tunnel?

Can salt effect carpal tunnel?

Yes: Anything that causes swelling in the hand and wrist can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. The problem is not enough room for everything in the wrist and anything that swells can cause pressure on the nerve. Salt can cause fluid retention and lead to swelling. ...Read more

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Can carpal tunnel from car accident?

Yes: In the acute setting the swelling that can be induced from the trauma in your wrist may cause enough compression on the median nerve resulting in cts symptoms. Commonly, people develop cervical injuries from a car accident that can result in cervical compression of the nerve roots (cervical radiculopathy) that can mimic cts. A through exam is important. ...Read more

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Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more