Not too bad. For most patients, they are able to gradually resume most normal activities around 6 weeks after surgery. Most do not require occupational therapy on the hand. However, ot can be helpful if the recovery is slow. Your hand will be sore and possibly swollen for the first few weeks. Fortunately, most patients have a very good outcome. Typical post-op pain is not too bad. .
A while. it can last up to 6 months in the palm.
3-5 days. Post surgical acute pain lasts 3 to 5 days. Patient can develop pillar pain at base of palm, an achy pin usually brought on by pressure to the surgical area. This can last up to 4 months. Desensitization techniques can help to settle this down sooner.