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Recovery Time For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery
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
It can be: When the pain, numbness and tingling of carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) can not be relieved with oral/injectable steroids, therapy and/or night splints, surgery is the only option. Open, mini-open and endoscopic techniques are available for treatment. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for treatment. ...Read more
Yes: Many patients can adequately treat symptoms of cts with simple, non-operative treatment. This might include night splints, nsaids, cortisone injection into carpal canal. If symptoms continue or progress, with incrasinain, weakness, or worsening numbness and tingling, surgery may be required. ...Read more
Carpal tunnel releas: Carpal tunnel release.Get a more detailed answer ›
Treatment for carpal tunnel can range from conservative to surgical.
Antiinflammatory medication, splints to start. Injections in the wrist. Nerve studies and at times surgery. Carpal tunnel release can be done open or endoscopic. A hand surgeon can help but the questions to ask are is there potential damage if I wait and can conservative treament work
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Sure: Options include wrist splints, anti-inflammatory medications, and local steroid injections. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, work for tech startup. Can I work until I have surgery? Boss if tough
Yes: Unfortunately carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) may recur in a small population of patients. This is best assessed by your md using a physical exam and a emg/ncv (needle study of your nerve/muscles) exam. The good news is that most patients do well with open carpal tunnel release surgery in the case of recurrence. ...Read more
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
Is it possible that after the surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome about the wrist I suffered suffered nerve damage?
Hello, I need surgery on both wrists because of severe Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. How long will it take after surgery before I can use my hand again?
If your carpal tunnel is severe I would bet you cannot use your hands now......
Recovery varies, but fine motor is pretty good right away progressing to full strength after a few weeks. ...Read more
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
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
Post carpal tunnel surgery, can a follow-up nerve conduction study (ncs) have adverse effects or make the hand worse. Can ncs lead to complex regional pain syndrome?
Not really ; Ditto: Although I am not sure why a follow-up nerve conduction study would be necessary there is little chance that could cause any type of harm or worsening of symptoms. I am unaware of any literature that supports the notion of complex regional pain syndrome as a result of a nerve conduction study. ...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
Will carpel tunnel force me into a new career? I'm a barber and developed carpal tunnel after fifteen years. Is there any chance I can go back to being a barber after carpal tunnel surgery or is it time to find a new profession?
No career change:
Carpal tunnel surgery permanently changes the anatomy of the carpal tunnel so reoccurrent symptoms, even if returning to the same job, is unusual.
So fixing the carpal tunnel should get you back to being a barber -. ...Read more
Yes, minor surgery: Both conditions are common and can be performed at the same time. It will only take a few minutes as an outpatient surgical procedure. ...Read more
I had carpal tunnel surgery. Still in a lot of pain but scared to ask doctor for more meds. He gave me 40. 1, 4 times a day and ill run out on day 10.
Carpal tunnel: If you are in true pain, you should talk to him and let him know that. It may be that he may suggest some other ways of treating your pain than taking narcotic pain killers. He may decide to continue pain medication for a little while knowing your problem in hopes it will improve. ...Read more
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
Carpal tunnel had surgery on my right hand 12/08 because I was in a accident that cause me to have surgery on my right hand because I conuld't make a fist so now I had the surgery but now my hand & wrist just pain me all the time I don't sleep I can't l
It's impossible to diagnose your problem over the internet, but it sounds like you should see a hand surgeon to see if there is something that can be done. There are many problems that can possibly be taken care of...You just have to be willing to go to a hand surgeon and have him or her help you.
If you want to read more about carpal tunnel syndrome, follow this link to the aaos website.
http://orthoinfo. Aaos. Org/topic. Cfm? Topic=a00005
hope this helps,
matt robon, md. ...Read more
Time to heal after carpal tunnel surgery? I had surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome two weeks ago. I understand it can take months to heal completely, but how long should it take for me to see improvement? My hand is still pretty swollen and stiff and I st
Igot carpal tunnel syndrome onmyleft handwas stage 2 last month. If I don't hav a surgery in how many months time would I start to lose my hand muscles?
Carpal tunnel: It is difficult to predict the progression of carpal tunnel syndrome as it relates to the degree of compression, as well as several other factors (weight, sleep position, occupation, etc.). If you have failed conservative treatment (splints/steroid injection), then you should probably have surgery to prevent further damage. ...Read more
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