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I Have Numbness In My Thumb After Hand Operation 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
I had a ganglyon surgery 2 days ago. When I do a forward thrust with my hand I feel my thumb and index finger a little numb is this normal? Left hand
I had carpal tunnel surgery two months ago. My thumb, pointer and middle finger are numb. They were not before the surgery. Normal?
May want to discuss: With your surgeon. The numbness should nothave gotten worse at two months and you may be having some scarring/adhesion issues or increased edema causing further compression on median nerve. While some of this can be expected post surgically, it should be getting better. With cts surgery, though, it's not uncommon to have a long healing process, even up to six months, that's if the surgery worked. ...Read more
I'm online now. Type your question here. Is swelling/numbness typical, in thumb, post A1 Pulley Release surgery, 3 days out?
3 days out: Is early into the recovery period for this trigger finger surgery. I would certainly think some swelling and numbness would not be unexpected... probably for a couple more weeks. Your surgeon should have provided some post-procedure information/instructions. If pain/swelling/numbness increase or you have other questions, contact your surgeon. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Need expert advice. After my surgery they wrapped my hand up too tight and I have no feeling in my thumb. How long until it comes back?
I have severe carpal tunnel with severe base of thumb pain. Was supposed to have surgery 3 yr ago. Now hand numb 50% of time. Will this be permanent?
Possibly: You appear to have two separate problems. First is the carpal tunnel syndrome. The longer you allow the nerve to be compressed the greater the potential of axonal injury and less potential for full recovery. With surgery, you will see improvement but may not have full recovery. Pain at base of thumb most likely 1st metacarpal carpal joint arthritis. Seek care. ...Read more
I have kinebock disease I had an operation 3 weeks ago but the tip of my thumb has just started to go numb is this to be expected?
Kienböck's disease: Tip of the thumb is innervated by the median & radial nerves; lunate bone (one involved in kienböck's is on the ulnar side of the wrist. If the scaphoid bone on the thumb side of the wrist were involved, the thumb might be affected. Best to ask the surgeon who performed the operation. ...Read more
Broke (R) wrist 12yrs ago.had operation.Grew back skew.Now having pain\pinching between thumb& finger radiating to wrist,numb pain into shoulder\underarm? What can it possibly be? Do we need to go and see a orthopadic Dr or physiotherapist only?
Call your Surgeon!: Call your surgeon for evaluation and more information. ...Read more
A little: Depending on the procedure some numbness can occur secondary to swelling and traction on the tissues. If you had a nerve block, this might also be a factor. In any case, you should contact your surgeon — they will want to know and they can tell you whether this is "normal" for the type of procedure that you had. ...Read more
On may 13 I had a surgery for de quervains tenosyvitis on the radial styloid my thumb finger and Is swollen feels numb and tingling sensation. What d?
I had surgery on my elbow today and now have numbness on the outside of my hand. Is this normal? Will it go away?
I've scaphoid fracture got numbness in my thumb been 3 weeks THR IS NO PAIN is only when I use my hand and I have a plaster but is numbness normal?
I have complete numbness and stiff 1st finger and thumb on r. Hand. Did a thyroid panel T4 was 9.7 T3 (liothyronine) 27.3 and hs-ths was 2.36. Is this normal?
Probably: It appears that your total t3 (liothyronine) is low but your total T4 and TSH are normal. This may simply be a lab error or from sick euthyroid sydrome (caused by an elevation of reverse t3 (liothyronine) during illness). Hashimoto's thyroiditis is associated with carpel tunnel syndrome which is probably why your labs were checked. However, you need anti-TPO antibodies to diagnose. ...Read more
I had endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery a week ago. The base of my hand still feels hard and a little numb, is this normal?
Yes: Swelling and stiffness us common after endoscopic carpal tunnel release and it can take a little time to resolve. Numbness can take quite a while to resolve, especially if the nerve damage was more severe before surgery. Sometimes, some numbness does not completely resolve, other times it can take 6-12 months to resolve. ...Read more
Had surgery for carpal tunnel release this morning my hand & fingers are still very numb & it hurts to straighten them & it's been 8 hrs, is thi normal?
Had a cyst removed from my thumb (knuckle area) 15 days ago and I'm still experiencing some numbness on the tip of my thumb. Is this normal?
I cut my arm on glass and had to get stitches on my right forearm. I've been having numbness in my arm to my thumb. Just need some info. Normal or not?
Left wrist weakness with no tingling/numbness. Pain/discomfort when wrist is rubbed at base of the thumb and when bent. Emg, X-ray and MRI are normal.
Occupational therapy: It seems that you are already seeing a neurologist and they have ruled out common neurological causes of wrist and hand pain. See an occupational therapist who may be able to help. Diagnosing such conditions can be challenging and sometimes take several months and repeated follow up. In the meanwhile pain management is recommended and various classes of different analgesics may have to be tried. ...Read more
Out of cast after 4 weeks(long arm) muscles in forearm tight n painful n numbness in thumb normal post cast? I had epychondolitis n torn tendon
Can be expected --:
Stiffness from being in a cast for 4 weeks. Numbness maybe from cast being too tight or the cotton padding may have bunched up causing a local neuritis, which should clear up in 2-3 weeks time. As you exercise the tight muscles should loosen up and get stronger, reducing the stiffness as well.
Massage/stretching exercises would help the epicondylitis. The doc should advise re: the torn tendon! ...Read more
My son broke his wrist near the radial artery, now it pops when he lifts his arm and has numbness in his thumb. Is this normal? The doctor splinted it until the swelling goes down to have a cast put on.
Pressure on nerve: You probably slept in such a position that the sensory nerve to the thumb was compressed and ceased to send signals. These are common, and will go away with no particular treatment, Just relieving the nerve pressure. It persists, which is unlikely, then see your family doctor. ...Read more
4 day ago I got stunk by a bee in thumb just below the nail it's been very ichy and now my thumb, hand and arm are getting numb is this normal?
Not normal.: Your thumb, hand and arm going numb four days after a bee sting is certainly NOT normal. Please get evaluated right away in an emergency department. ...Read more
My daughter fell on her hand and bruised the palm just below the thumb. It has been numb and heavy feeling for over a week. Is this normal?
Bruise or fracture ?: A bruise in that location after a fall is evidence a bone was scuffed or broken. Such injuries cause a little localized bleeding within the tissue near the bone. It may not be distorted enough that casting would be needed but could have other implications for proper care. I would have her seen. ...Read more
I had hand surgery a week ago to repair gamers thumb. My nail cuticle is really sore. Is this normal? Or a cause for concern?
I just hand an orif on my forearm(broke my radius n ulna) 3 weeks later my thumb n forefinger are numb with a tingling feeling. Is it normal?
My arm feels numb&tingly and I have a constant visible pulse in my left hand between thumb and 1st finger that's in sync with heart beat. Normal?
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