Is it normal to have pain in upper arm after carpal tunnel open surgery?

No. Pain under the arm after carpal tunnel surgery is abnormal. Although it can be related, it is most likely due to something completely unrelated. See your doctor for an evaluation.
No. Upper arm pain after ct surgery of any type is not normal my be a result of the type of anesthesia ( block) or from the tourniquet place on your arm. If it doesn't resolve in a few weeks be sure to discuss it with your surgeon at your next post-op followup.

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After my surgery for carpal tunnel I still have pain on my arm and fingers what shall I do to ease the pain?

Depends on time. If your surgery was less than 3 months ago then it is not unusual to have soreness or tenderness after surgery. You can try nsaids as long as you dont have any problems with taking this class of medication. Best to consult the surgeon who did the surgery. Read more...
Return to your MD. It may be too soon after your surgery since some people recover more quickly than others. As long as you continue to improve be patient. Read more...

I have been diagnosed for 2 years with carpal tunnel syndrom in my right arm. What treatmen should I use except surgery? Thank you.

Surgery is best. You can try splinting or carpal tunnel injections but symptoms for 2 years are best treated with a surgical release. Don't keep putting surgery off until the nerve damage becomes permanent. Read more...
Treat it yourself. There are several at home treatment programs which may help you. If you are willing to be an active participant in your treatment, then maybe I can help. If you are interested in an inexpensive treatment program which can reduce and possibly eliminate your symptoms, please make an appointment for a Virtual Consultation with me. Read more...

I have pain in arm from neck to finger tips since having stitches removed after carpal tunnel surgery?

Neck problem. CTs can hurt all the way up to the shoulder but not the neck. Think Cervical radiculopathy. What did the pre-operative EMG show? . Read more...
Pain and numbness. If amount of nerve compression was severe and that it takes time for the nerve to feel better. It may be that the nerve was irritated by the surgical process and that the nerve is a bit more sleepy. In severe cases often it takes longer (far longer than it does for the incision to recover) to exhibit improvement and at times full improvement may not be possible. Talk to your surgeon about this. Read more...
Neck pain. You may have a pinched nerve in the neck that was mimicking the carpal tunnel syndrome. Alternatively, releasing the median nerve at the wrist may have uncovered the pinched nerve in the neck. You may need an MRI of the cervical spine to confirm a pinched nerve in the neck. Physical therapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, and neck traction may relieve the pain in the neck and arm. Read more...

Had carpal tunnel surgery back in 2009 and my fingers and arm are still going numb and wake me up out of my sleep... What could this be?

See doctor. Your problem may be higher up in your cervical spine a bulging disk in your neck may be impinging on the nerves that innervate your wrist and hand. Consult your physician. Read more...
New exam. Maybe EMG. A new examination by a physician who specializes in nerve pain (dysesthesias) is warranted. The key would be to perform a physical exam and history to try to differentiate the cause. Electrodiagnostic studies (EMG) may be indicated to evaluate specific nerves. Get eval with neurologist, physiatrist, or hand surgeon to help. Read more...
Let me explain. 1-did they do the EMG test before the surgery and nerve conductive studies? 2- since you still have pain and numbness after the surgery, it is recommended to have another EMG to see if the pressure was released? 3-after that, if the test was positive, you may have internal scar in the nerve and sometime you will require release of the scar inside the nerve .Good luck. Read more...