Doctor insights on:
Carpal Tunnel Post Op Pain
Is pain in the palm of my hand and my pinky normal after carpal tunnel surgery about 3 weeks post op?
The pinky finger, not so much, but the palm, especially the middle of the palm, yes. In fact, different sensations could occur. There could be an aching or tightness, or a feeling of pins and needles or an electrical feeling there.
What does it feel like?
It may be that it improves over time. The nerves will continue to heal now that they are not being compressed. ...Read more
Talk to surgeon: Not unique that healing may take some time, especially if the central axon has been compressed, as it may slowly recover at rate of 0.1mm daily, speed of fingernail growth. If concerns regarding recovery or scarring, a followup EMG may be of value, but would not do until at least 8-10 weeks post-op. Be patient, it takes time to fully heal. ...Read more
I had carpal tunnel release operation 8 weeks ago, but I am still in considerable pain. Is this normal?
No: Typically severe pain is limited to the first few days to weeks after a carpal tunnel release. After 8 weeks, I would expect your hand to feel quite good. If you are still having pain, you need to see your surgeon. Perhaps the nerve is damaged or irritated. You may have developed scar tissue around the nerve or had an incomplete release. There may also be a problem with the nerve near the neck. ...Read more
I had carpal tunnel release surgery yesterday and I felt everything during my operation. Is this normal?
Not usually: There are several different kinks of anesthesia's for this operation. Did you have just a local anesesthetic, bier block or general anesthesia? I am not sure how your doctor could have done the surgery if you felt everything. Possibly the block did not have time to fully set up. Does the dentist have a hard time numbing you up for drilling teeth? ...Read more
One or two or three:
Usually surgery is performed by one surgeon without an assistant except in training programs where a resident or fellow may be present.
Depending on the method of anesthesia a doctor to provide anesthesia may also be present as the surgery can be done with local anesthesia alone, with sedation administered by the surgeon or by an anesthesiologist or under general anesthesia by an anesthesiologist. ...Read more
Pre op emg showed carpal tunnel but was done over a year ago I have had problems with neck and shoulder before and have osteoarthritis?
I've had carpal tunnel op done on one hand but I've got pains n the painkiller don't seem to be helping n it's not feeling to good what can I do?
Follow up: You should follow up with your surgeon. You may have scar tissue causing pain/pressure. ...Read more
I'm having my second carpal tunnel release procedure 3 weeks post 1st surgery. Would it be ok to get a tattoo on opposite arm the next day post op?
Tattoo: There is no contraindication to have a tattoo shortly after a relatively minor procedure such as carpal tunnel release. Just be sure to use a good, clean, reputable tattoo parlor. ...Read more
Is it normal to get your monthly after a operation I had the carpal tunnel operation and started with my period?
My wife had carpal tunnel release operation 10 years ago, on Monday this week she injured the same elbow again, what is the correct procedure?
There are many: Ways to approach cts, depending upon the severity of symptoms, the extent of numbness, presence of muscle atrophy, pain, related conditons and other factors. Splinting, nsaid, corticosteroid injections, surgery, medications, ruling out metabolic and endocrine and other nerve issues all are important. A hand surgeon is ideally trained but many physicians deal with this common problem. ...Read more
It depends on the severity of symptoms and response to conservative treatment. You may consult this site for info: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/carpal-tunnel-syndrome/symptoms-causes/dxc-20313870
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
History, exam, tests: Carpal tunnel is caused by compression of a nerve in the wrist. It usually diagnosed by looking at the history of the symptoms, including the areas affected, timecourse of the symptoms, as well as alleviating and exacerbating factors. Doctors also look for patterns of sensory or motor loss, as well as response to treatment. Electrical testing, (e.g. Emg or nerve conduction study), can also help. ...Read more
Carpal tunnel answer:
Http://www. Handctr. Com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-q-a.html
median nerve compression at the wrist gives numbness in the blue area and loss of muscle function in the large muscle of the thumb
here is a nice video I made a few years back
http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=lwghddhvm60&list=plcbd41f7a42e20469&index=4&feature=plpp_video. ...Read more
Nerve compression: Carpal tunnel syndrome is median nerve compression in the carpal tunnel at the base of the palm. Increased pressure in the confined space of the carpal tunnel causes compression of the nerve resulting in numbness of the thumb, index, long, and half the ring finger. Common causes are underlying tendonitis, overuse and repetitive use, pregnancy, and diabetes or hypothyroidism are predisposing factors. ...Read more
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
Carpal tunnel: Typical symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome are numbness, tingling, and/or pain in the thumb, index, middle and half of the ring finger. This can be particularly worse with activity or at night. Hand weakness and muscle wasting are advanced symptoms. Early treatment consists of night splinting, anti-inflammatories, injections, therapy. If symptoms persist, nerve studies and surgery may be needed ...Read more
Numbness or pain: Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) is the term for compression of the median nerve in the carpal canal. This results in numbness or tingling or sometimes pain in the median nerve distribution. (thumb, index, midde and part of the ring finger). Usually the pinky in not involved. Symptoms can be worsened by holding a steering wheel or at night. ...Read more
Ingredients make no:
Sense to me
msm : is not proven but largely if there are any claim its by ingesting it not a cream
cetyl_myristoleate: has no proven effects
choline bitartrate: makes no sense as a cream
arnica: no more effective than placebo boswellia serrata: has components that may relief some inflammation
pyridoxine (vit b6) as a cream. Why?
Use of these as a cream makes no sense, pseudoscience at best. ...Read more
Start with splint: Night splinting and daily gentle stretches and flexibility exercises are they best way to treat early carpal tunnel. As the condition progresses and splinting no longer controls the numbness, then surgical management is the best treatment. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- Carpal tunnel bicep pain
- Post operative exercises for carpal tunnel release
- Pain after carpal tunnel release
- Pillar pain carpal tunnel release
- Nerve pain after carpal tunnel surgery
- Can carpal tunnel syndrome cause shoulder pain?
- Wrist pain after carpal tunnel release surgery
- Carpal tunnel syndrome pain in upper arm
- Pain post op