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I Am In Pain Stil From Carpul Tennul Release 4 Weeks Ago Is This Normal
Yes: 4 weeks is still early in the healing process and it's reasonable to still have some pain in the palm. Some warning signs would be if the pain is getting worse. There should be only a very small amount of pain -- if any -- at rest. Most of the pain should be when yo try to grip or lift or push things with your hand. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: All healing results in a scar.Get a more detailed answer ›
Numbness CTR: Depending on the severity, carpal tunnel syndrome after skilled surgery can take up to 6 months to improve. If the night pain has improved, but the numbing and tingling has not fully resolved, you can still be part of the >90% that get better with time. You are 2/3 the way there! the blood supply improves immediately, and with it the pain. The insulation (myelin) takes time, so it can take months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No, but possible --: Due to these reasons: 1: with tight splint or bandages, your fingers maybe bluish in color, tingly or cold; 2: with hand held hanging down most of the time ; bandages, the circulation in fingers is not great; 3: if you are not exercising your fingers or are or have been a smoker, then fingers do feel cold. 4: some people have cold fingers for no specific reason, with nothing to do with surgery. ...Read more
Had surgery for carpal tunnel release this morning my hand & fingers are still very numb & it hurts to straighten them & its been 8 hrs, is thi normal?
Hand spasm on left hand outer side, blood test normal, not dehydrated. Carpal tunnel released a yr ago. Eat a healthy diet. What can this be?
Ulnar nerve: There are two main nerves to the hand. The median nerve controls feeling to the thumb, index and middle fingers. The ulnar nerve controls feeling to the small finger and little finger side of the ring finger. It also controls most of the small muscles in the hand. Carpal tunnel surgery helps the median nerve. You could have entrapment of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. Get it checked out. ...Read more
A few months ago I was given an injection to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. Since then i've had discoloration and change in skin texture, is it normal?
It's not uncommon: Carpal tunnel injections usually contain some steroid solution. Steroids can depigment and/or thin the skin. The subcutaneous fatty tissue can also become atrophied with steroid use. All of these affects are typically temporary, but may take up to a year to resolve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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