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Is It Normal To Have Tingling In My Hands After Carpal Tunnel Surgery
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The carpal tunnel is formed by the bones, tissues, and ligaments of the wrist. This tunnel exists to protect the median nerve, which controls sensations and movement to the thumb and fingers (not including the little finger). Carpal tunnel syndrome is when the carpal tunnel is inflamed and swollen, which pinches the median nerve and results in feelings of numbness, decreased grip strength, and muscle ...Read more
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
Is it normal for black and blue on the palm of your hand and wrist post carpal tunnel surgery. It's been 5 days. ?
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 of the numbness does not completely resolve, other times it can take 6-12 months to resolve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had carpal tunnel surgery on both hands. I am in my 8th week recovering. I still feel very sore at the base of my hand. Is this normal?
Endoscopic or open?: It depends. If you had the traditional open decompression, then that is normal. On average, it takes 3 to 6 months to fully heal. If you had it done endoscopically like I do it, with no incision on the hand, then most are fully back to work without restrictions within a few days, and fully healed in a few weeks. So in short, it depends mostly on who did your surgery, and how it was done. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends...: In my practice, i allow patients to return to routine activities of daily living the same day of surgery. I encourage typing and light gripping immediately. The bandage is removed after a week, at which time the incision could be washed normally and dressed with a bandaid (avoiding submersion for total of 3 weeks). Load bearing and heavy gripping (manual labor) is resumed usually after 4 weeks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
EXPECT to return: Expect to return to your previous activity fully having carpal tunnel or needing carpal tunnel surgery It is not a reason to expect a change in job or other activity.It is not a rason to expect disablity. It is not a reason to expect career change. If you are having recurrent symptoms then speak to your doctor but start with simple ideas such as a wrist splint ...Read more
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