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Is pain in the palm of my hand and my pinky normal after carpal tunnel surgery about 3 weeks post op?

Is pain in the palm of my hand and my pinky normal after carpal tunnel surgery about 3 weeks post op?

Could be: 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

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

A medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel. The main symptoms are pain, numbness, and tingling, in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side ...Read more


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What should I do about carpal tunnel problems after operation?

What should I do about carpal tunnel problems after operation?

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

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I had carpal tunnel release operation 8 weeks ago, but I am still in considerable pain. Is this normal?

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

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I had carpal tunnel release surgery yesterday and I felt everything during my operation. Is this normal?

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

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How many doctors will be in the operation room for a carpal tunnel surgery?

How many doctors will be in the operation room for a carpal tunnel surgery?

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

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Can carpal tunnel be fixed without a wrist operation?

Can carpal tunnel be fixed without a wrist operation?

It is possible to do: It without the surgery, if it is mild case, use night splint medication and avoid repetitive movement and if not getting better steroid injection.. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Testing needed: Not sure what your question is but it would be advisable to have a repeat nerve study and possibly an MRI of your cervical spine if the neck pain has persisted. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Not carpal tunnel: This is an elbow injury which could injure the same nerve involving carpal tunnel but it is a different type of injury and not the same as carpal tunnel ...Read more

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How do I treat carpal tunnel?

How do I treat carpal tunnel?

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

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What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Numbness: It s a syndrome of repetitive use of the hand which causes a pinch nerve in the hand causing numbness amd tingling in the thumb to ring finger with pain that wakes u up at night ...Read more

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Best way to manage carpal tunnel?

Best way to manage carpal tunnel?

Depends: 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

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How can you diagnose carpal tunnel?

How can you diagnose carpal tunnel?

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

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Can you please explain carpal tunnel?

Can you please explain carpal tunnel?

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

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What leads to carpal tunnel syndrome?

What leads to carpal tunnel syndrome?

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

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What exactly is carpal tunnel syndrome?

What exactly is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Numbness: The carpal tunnel is a space in the wrist through which the median nerve passes. Carpal tunnel syndrome is pressure on that nerve causing numbness in the thumb, index, and long fingers. Symptoms often include tingling and pain in the fingers, wrist and arm. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have carpal tunnel?

How can I tell if 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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How do I know if I have carpal tunnel?

How do I know if I have carpal tunnel?

Symptoms can: Be numbness, tingling with shooting or throbbing travel from wrist to first three and half fingers and palm area. It is best to confirm with a rheumatologist or hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of carpal tunnel?

What are some symptoms of carpal tunnel?

Numbness/Tingling: Carpal tunnel is caused by compression of the median nerve which supplies feeling to the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers. When the nerve is compressed these digits are numb or tingly. People with cts frequently have night symptoms. ...Read more

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Help please! Is carpal tunnel permanent?

Help please! Is carpal tunnel permanent?

If not treated: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a compressed nerve. If left untreated the nerve can become permanently damaged as a result of prolonged oxygen, blood and nutrient deprivation. This is why treatment of cts is so important. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have carpal tunnel?

How do you know if you have carpal tunnel?

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

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How do you know if you have carpal tunnel?

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

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Does pentrex really work for carpal tunnel?

Does pentrex really work for carpal tunnel?

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

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How does one knit if one has carpal tunnel?

How does one knit if one has carpal tunnel?

Carpal tunnel KNit: Take breaks
watch your hand and wrist position
see a hand surgeon about treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat carpal tunnel?

What is the best way to treat carpal tunnel?

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