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What To Do Numbness In Hand After Surgery
I had surgery on my elbow today and now have numbness on the outside of my hand. Is this normal? Will it go away?
Any exercise or positions for fast healing after r hand cts surgery that can also help with swelling and numbness?
Not really: Exersises after ctr surgery ( early on) may cause more swelling and possibly more numbness .You want to move your fingers but the numbness will get better w/ time . Your preoperative symptoms ( pain, numbness etc.) tend to improve dependent on how severe and how long- lasting they were before surgery. Good luck to you! ...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
Middle of spine slightly hurts to touch. Hands go numb for the past 3 years when laying on my side but goes away when I lay flat. Do I need surgery ?
Not necessarily: It really comes down to the specific cause of your symptoms. Numbness in the arms is usually either from a pinched nerve in the neck, a peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome such as carpal tunnel syndrome, or a neurological condition such as a neuropathy. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. Consider being seen. ...Read more
Unusual: The hand numbness may be from the placement of her hands and arms during the positioning for surgery. This is ususually temporary. Surgeons need to be able to get close to the body to get to the liver and gallbladder even if it is done with cameras. Also the anesthesiologist may have had to move her body during surgery. A physical therapist may help but let your surgeon know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had pec repair surgery 24 months ago and since then my whole hand frequently gets swollen and kind of numb. What's affecting my hand?
Depends for how long: Depending on the location of your ganglion cyst, it's possible that some sensory nerve branches may have been stretched, causing a temporary numbness. It is not a common occurrence, but it could happen. It should be temporary. You should discuss this issue with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Not unusual: If you had implant surgery for your wrist, they probably made the incision on the back of your wrist. There are small nerves that cross the area and must be pulled aside or even cut in order to do the surgery. Most often this either gets better over the course of time, or you get used to it. This isn't an area where lack of sensation makes a difference in function. Most are not bothered by it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer