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Tarsal Tunnel Surgery Recovery
By proper surgeon: Carpal tunnel syndrome, if appropriately diagnosed, shold be treated non-surgically if possible and then if surgery is needed, should be performed by a reputable surgeon trained and skilled in this surgery. An incision is made over the middle of the heels of the hand and wrist and down through a fibrous ligament to release pressure on the nerve. Ortho, neuro or plastic surgeons usually do this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Not usually: Most of my patients do very well after carpal tunnel surgery and recover rapidly. Therapy is rarely necessary. However, some of my older patients seem to benefit from a few weeks of therapy, especially those who develop significant postoperative swelling or stiffness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small incision...: The most common way is to numb the area up (usually with a regional block to make the who arm numb). A small incision is made near the wrist, and the band of connective tissue (flexor retinaculum) that is squeezing on the median nerve is opened up to release the nerve. The wound is then sewed up...And you're done! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Go see your surgeon: Your surgeon should have given you post-operative instructions plus enough pain medication to control expected amount/duration of pain. If that amount & dose are not enough, then you need to contact surgeon about possible complication causing unbearable pain. Don't wait. ...Read more
I had tarsal tunnel surgery 10 days ago and it is impossible to sleep it hurts so bad , is this normal?
Tarsal tunnel & gastrocneius surgery 2 weeks ago. Dr said nerve was completly wrapped around tendon & wont know what's permanent until 6mo my chances?
Had tarsal tunnel surgery 7 weeks ago. Just a few days ago, a constant sharp pain on left side of foot started. Normal?
No. : Go to the doctor to discuss this symptoms, please. ...Read more
Discuss with : Your surgeon. Since we don't know your pre op feeling it is hard to comment. If you had numbness or tingling before the surgery.....One would hope those symptoms go away. Are you implying you feel more of those symptoms or that if you were numb now you feel more? As the latter is the goal of the procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had tarsal tunnel surgery 2 moths ago and if im sitting for awhile my foot gets very stiff making it hard to walk when i get up, is this normal ?
Scar tissue: When the body heals itself from a surgical procedure, scar tissue is formed. This can cause stiffness in the area. After tarsal tunnel surgery, or any surgery, it is important to prevent the negative effects of scar tissue by performing range of motion exercises once your surgeon allows. I would contact your physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Surgery (tarsal tunnel, plantar nerve rel., medial foot fasciotomy) 3 weeks ago. Staples just removed - no pt. What exercises are safe to do to rehab?
Anterior Tarsal Tunnel Release and excision of exostosis surgery recovery takes how long?Can you walk after?How much pain is there? Wheres the cut?
?: There is not an area referred to as the Anterior Tarsal Tunnel. These are questions you should speak with your surgeon about. ...Read more
Upto a year: Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a compression neuropathy in which the tibial nerve is compressed as it travels through the tarsal tunnel. Patients complain of numbness in the foot radiating to the big toe and the first three toes, pain, burning, shooting sensations, and tingling over the base of the foot and the heel. Long standing problem takes longer to recover even up to a year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally speaking, how long should I expect to be on narcotic pain medication after tarsal tunnel syndrome surgery?
Is surgery needed for foot drop from anterior tarsal tunnel syndrome (deep peroneal nerve entrapment) from ant tib tenosynovitis from ultrasound burn?
Something does not: Sound right about this. The common peroneal nerve can cause a drop foot. The deep peroneal nerve from ant tarsal tunnel is on the top of the foot. The nerve runs deep as the name implies and hence would not be affected from ultrasound. Entrapment of this nerve would not cause a dropfoot, it usually causes numbness to the first webspace or great toe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Entrapment tibial n.: This is entrapment of the tibial nerve in the tarsal tunnel on the inside of the ankle. This nerve entrapment causes pain and sensory loss in the heel and sole of the foot. There is also weakness of the small muscles that control toe movement. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain, burning: Tarsal tunnel syndrome is an injury or compression of the posterior tibial nerve. This runs behind the inside ankle bone into the foot at the level of the heel bone. Most symptoms will be pain and burning from the level of the ankle to the bottom of the foot depending on which nerve branches are involved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: The tarsal tunnel syndrome is a fairly unusual condition in which the tibial nerve which runs along the inside of the ankle becomes compressed by the connective tissue that holds it in place. The symptoms are aching pain and numbness usually in the sole of the foot. Sometimes surgery is needed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Kitchen sink: For tarsal tunnel syndrome (tts), there's complex and isolated treatments. Tts could be part of a bigger radiculopathy (back nerve problems) that have to also be addressed. If its isolated, it's still not "straight-forward". Physical therapy, targeted manipulations, local injections, vein therapy, and even surgery may not "cure" tts. It may take a team-approach. Please contact me for more deta. ...Read more
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