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I had trigger thumb and carpal tunnel surgery on March 17, 2015. I still have numbness,tingling, tightness,sensitivity,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

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I have numbness in my thumb after hand operation. Is this normal?

I have numbness in my thumb after hand operation. Is this normal?

Numb after surgery: Immediately after it is quite normal. If it doesn't resolve within 3 weeks, it may take even longer and could be permanent. This depends on the nature of the injury and/or the surgery and is best discussed with your surgeon. ...Read more

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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 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

Median nerve: It seems that ganglion may have been right in the mid wrist on front side. If so, that is also where median nerve travels. The swelling from surgery may be causing temporary symptoms and it should subside once the swelling resolves. Talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Considerations: Likely, you will recover fully with decreased pressure due to bandaging removal, but you might need to have testing for median, digital, or radial nerve issues. If just the coverings of the nerve are involved, should be normal within 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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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?

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

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One morning when I woke up a part of my thumb on my left hand was numb. Is that normal?

One morning when I woke up a part of my thumb on my left hand was numb. Is that normal?

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 it persists, which is unlikely, then see your family doctor. ...Read more