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Carpal Tunnel Recovery Time Off Work
CTR recovery: In my practice the patient has a soft dressing for 1 week and they start mobilizing in the second week. Recovery from the carpal tunnel surgery can be as quick as two weeks but the nerve recovery may take 6 months if the nerve compression was severe. Scar matures over 6-9 months. Your hand surgeon is the best person to give you detailed information about recovery specific to your condition. ...Read more
Days to weeks: An endoscopic carpal tunnel release (ctr) requires a very small incision on the wrist. It is common to have some soreness in the wrist and/or palm after surgery. Post-operative immobilization is brief and the hand can be used almost immediately after surgery. More rigorous activities may take 2-6 weeks of recovery time. Therapy is needed only for severe cases or significant pain/swelling post-op. ...Read more
I've had open carpal tunnel release 5 days ago. I work in maintenance at a residential building, a lot of manual labor. How much time out of work?
Open carpal tunnel:
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heavy work 84 days about2- 3 months onward depending on how healing is going. Your orthopedist should be directing the return to work, as you want it to heal entirely. F/u/ w/ orthopedics ...Read more
Good things: Usually an outpatient procedure done under local anesthesia with light sedation so home fairly soon after the procesure. Sutures usually are in for about two weeks but during that time the hand can be used for most things. Pre-operative discomfort should be relieved fairly soon after surgery with full sensation and strength somewhat more variable. A good operation if you need it. ...Read more
9 mths ago had Carpal tunnel surgery, normal recovery, woke up this morning and thumb severe pain can't do anything, when bent, pnky/mddle flex too?
Thumb pain: Has many causes, tendonitis, arthritis, injury, strain, ligament laxity. A common condition is stenosing tenosynovitis of the flexor tendon or trigger finger. Full bending, flexion of the thumb can cause the index tip to bend, sometimes known as a linberg comstock syndrome (this is anatomy not an issue) and some will involuntarily flex other fingers. If there, pain, swelling seek medical rx ...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
See below: Carpal tunnel involves the median nerve and will usually cause symptoms of tingling numbness pain in certain fingers and part of the palm of the hand. There can be irreversible damage to the nerve if the symptoms are ignored. So it is best to be evaluated early to avoid more serious issues ...Read more
Possibly: Cts can also result from trauma to the wrist (fall, crush injury). Not all state work comp rules recognize cts as a work related issue, particularly, if it is attributed to "overuse, " such as typing, keyboard, etc. Generally, if there is a chance that it might be accepted, you can expect a thorough investigation in to your life, to make sure that there is no other possible cause. ...Read more
Is carpal tunnel cureable if I had it my whole life? It's not severe but bad at times and had since I was like 10. Will it be like this forever?
Carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome is curable. Numbness and tingling in the hand that wakes you up at night is a complaint in over 95% of people with carpal tunnel syndrome. Wrist splints and elbow guards can help at night. Neuropathic medicine and compound cream will reduce the numbness and tingling too. An electromyogram and nerve conduction study will confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
When other treatment:
When other treatment has not helped, evaluating any other medical problems, avoiding activities that may be causing symptoms, using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory
wearing a wrist splint to keep your wrist straight, in some cases, oral corticosteroids or corticosteroid injections into the carpal tunnel and some emergency conditions. ...Read more
What's your job?: If your task involves forceful gripping, pulling, wrist twisting, rapid or repetitive finger / hand movements and your work pace bothers you, slow down. Wear wrist supports at work if possible. Consider corticosteroid injection into wrist or have surgery if nothing else works. ...Read more
Not too bad: For most patients, they are able to gradually resume most normal activities around 6 weeks after surgery. Most do not require occupational therapy on the hand. However, ot can be helpful if the recovery is slow. Your hand will be sore and possibly swollen for the first few weeks. Fortunately, most patients have a very good outcome. Typical post-op pain is not too bad. ...Read more
No: Carpel tunnel usually caused by local factor in the hand and wrist. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, work for tech startup. Can I work until I have surgery? Boss if tough
My son has carpal tunnel syndrome any daily exercise for relief and cure? Also will it work if he uses the keyboard a lot and exercise it.
Easy: It is one of the simples surgeries in the world. Takes few minutes just to grab scissor and cut the band of fibrous tissue that is pressing the median nerve. Pts. Get a wound like 2-3 inches long from the palm of the hand down to the wrist. Stitches are placed on the skin to be removed few days later. Some sort of immobilization with a wrist brace is place to prevent movement of the wound. ...Read more
YES cortisone works:
There have been many studies that have demonstrated the efficacy of corticosteroid injections for carpal tunnel and there have been those that said they do not work.
Much depends upon the severity, chronicity and duration of the carpal tunnel as well as other health factors
yes cortisone works but not all the the time short answer. ...Read more
6 weeks: For most patients, they are able to gradually resume most normal activities around 6 weeks after surgery. Most do not require occupational therapy on the hand. However, ot can be helpful if the recovery is slow. The type of work being done influences when someone can return. The more strenuous the work the more time it takes. Your surgeon can help you make a plan as to when you can return. ...Read more
No: To a degree this is a personal preference. However, I would strongly discourage having both hands done at the same time. It makes the initial recovery pretty difficult. ...Read more
Returning to work after endoscopic carpal tunnel release. Gradually increase work hours over how many days?
Advice for carpal tunnel syndrome caused by using a computer and mouse at work? I already wear a SmartGlove on my wrist.
Rest: Carpal tunnel is overgrowth of band around tunnel for median nerve, rest ius best treatment but half cocked Velcro wrist splints especially at night along with pain meds like Excedrin, motrin, aleve (naproxen) good, repetitive wristflexion /work causes this most often though not sure in many cases if getting worse steroid injection or surgery in order but still can come back if repetitive use again builds ...Read more
Are special splints required for my carpal tunnel, or will anything that restricts the bending motion work?
I've been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, doctor says it needs surgery. Can I still work until I have surgery?
Yes: Yes you can unless your doc thinks it will make it worse and cause permanent damage. ...Read more
I had carpal tunnel before my wrist I have a little pain when I move it certain ways I do lefting at my place of work can it be carpal or tendonitis?
Pain in the wrist has many different possibilities from carpal tunnel to tendinitis to ligament injuries and arthritis.
The hallmark of carpal tunnel is numbness and tingling in addition to pain. Without this numbness and pain I would be evaluated by a medical professional to investigate the other possibilities. ...Read more
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