Is it okay to have swelling in my fingers after carpal tunnel release surgery?

Yes. Finger swelling is normal after carpal tunnel surgery. However, if you just had the surgery and have quite a bit of pain or numbness, you need to make sure your dressings are not too tight. Your hand surgeon can check this for you. Swelling should improve with time. Make sure you have been shown proper finger exercises and stretches to do after your surgery as these can all help with the swelling.
Yes. Mild swelling is generally expected. However, consider contacting your physician to confirm and re-examine.
Yes. A small degree of swelling is quite normal and common. If the swelling is severe, contact your physician immediately.
Swollen fingers. This may be due to immobility and swelling. Arm elevation above your heart can definitely improve this. Gentle finger range of motion exercises, if permitted by your surgeon, can also be beneficial. I would discuss this with your surgeon to make sure it is not an indication of something worse such as infection. As you can see the surgery is immediately close to the tendons.

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What can be done after carpal tunnel release to reduce swelling 10wks after surgery I've tried a compressed glove?

See your surgeon. Go for follow up elevate the hand , uses elastic stockings. Read more...
Not normal. It is not normal to have these symptoms 10 weeks after surgery. Please make an appointment and see your Doctor for re-evaluation. If you really wish to treat these symptoms by yourself, get rid of the compressive glove, try some warms soaks daily and keep hand and wrist warm. A brace may be helpful when you are using the wrist, but do not use otherwise. Read more...

Hand still swelling and painful after 20 weeks of carpal tunnel release surgery. Also just had same surgery and wrist release paratendon on right hand?

You need F/U. This is not typical after a routine carpal tunnel release. You should be feeling much better by now. A potential complication of any surgery is the development of rsd or crps (reflex sympathetic dystrophy , complex regional pain syndrome) this can be treated but you need to see your doctor. Get it checked out. Read more...
Certainly one has to. Look at the surgery and your hand and the nerve and seeif there are any remaing issues but associated problems are at times overlooked such as arthritis, trigger fingers, especially of the thumb. Make sure your expectations for pain relief dont include steoarthritits of the base o f the thumb which wont go away fully from carpal tunnel release ( may feel better but still will be there). Read more...

On 12/14/15 I had left thumb arthroplasty with tendon transfer, carpal tunnel release, and dequerains release. Still have finger swelling and joint st?

Patience. It could very well be that it may just take more time. You can get better from the arthroplasty up to 6-8 months. So if you are slowly getting better, you will likely continue to improve. If you are not getting better, or are even getting worse, you need to let your surgeon know. Read more...

I have very cold fingers 1week after carpal tunnel release surgery. Is this normal?

No, but possible -- Due to these reasons: 1: with tight splint or bandages, your fingers maybe bluish in color, tingly or cold; 2: with hand held hanging down most of the time ; bandages, the circulation in fingers is not great; 3: if you are not exercising your fingers or are or have been a smoker, then fingers do feel cold. 4: some people have cold fingers for no specific reason, with nothing to do with surgery. Read more...
Not really. If you already had very cold fingers before surgery, then this may not be a problem. But if this has occurred since the surgery, then you need to go back to your Doctor for an evaluation. Read more...

Had Carpal Tunnel Release surgery 4 days ago-they did a nerve block. In 24 hrs I had my feeling back in my fingers except 2, my 3rd & 4th. Need I worry?

Not to worry, Kim. These may be slower to recover because they are also among the fingers affected by the carpal tunnel (compression of the median nerve). Also, depending on which blocking agent was used and other factors (like circulation, temperature), it may take up to a week for the full effects of the anesthetic/analgesic medications to wear off. If the numbness persists beyond one week, I'd get reevaluated. Read more...
Usually the. block they use is a Bier block which isn't really a nerve block, it's intravenous, check with surgeon regarding the surgical procedure. Read more...
May be expected. With long-acting local anesthetics, numbness and pain relief may last for 24 hours or longer. Check with your surgeon about what type of nerve block was used, and whether there is reason for concern if your fingers are still numb. Most likely the sensation will gradually return to normal. Read more...
Carpal Tunnel. Yes you should contact your surgeon. The local anesthetic would have worn off in 24 hrs. You may have some swelling around the Median nerve affecting your sensation, Read more...

Since my carpal tunnel release I have developed trigger finger, could the previous surgery have set it off?

Yes, but not likely. Inflammation is common after any surgical procede. Swelling in the hand after carpal tunnel release may lead to inflammation in the tendons and tendon sheaths. If triggering occurs, oral/injectable steroids and therapy should relieve symptoms. Read more...
Yes. Hands often swell after surgery and triggering comes from swelling. On the other hand, many patients with carpal tunnel syndrome often have swelling causing the problem in the first place. Read more...
Unlikely. There is an association between carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger. One probably did not lead to the other, though the timing is often quite coincidental. Read more...

Had surgery for carpal tunnel release this morning my hand & fingers are still very numb & it hurts to straighten them & its been 8 hrs, is thi normal?

Contact surgeon. If you were numb before surgery it will take few months to improve. If you were not, contact the surgeon as local anesthetic should be gone by now. Read more...
Can be. At times some irritation to the nerve adds to symptoms, other times. Local or a block take longer to wear off, finally make sure the bandage is not too tight. If concerns persist call your surgeon. Read more...

Is it normal to have swollen fingers after carpal tunnel release surgery?

No. Normally, after carpal tunnel surgery you will have a splint with instruction of elevation of the hand and exercise of fingers.If this instructions are not followed properly you may have some swellig of your fingers. Read more...
For a while. Yes, postoperative swelling is to be expected. Elevate your arm/hand and keep salt intake to a minimum. Use a cold pack in the first couple days. Begin therapy or exercises as advised by your surgeon. Swelling should be minimal by the time you get stitches/staples out. If not, make sure you notify your surgeon. Read more...
Yes. Mild swelling is not at all unusual. However, contact your surgeon if the swelling is severe and/or painful. Read more...

Is pain normal after carpal tunnel release surgery?

Yes. It is normal to have pain at the site of the incision after carpal tunnel surgery for up to two weeks. After that it should be ivestegated. If your surgeon is not interested in helping you you should seek a second opinion soon. Read more...
Some. While typically everyone in surgery gets a prescription for pain medicine, most state that they did not need it or used it minimally. Many get by with tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, alleve or a similar over the counter medication. Others feel the need to take pain medication for a few days everyone will not respond to surgery the same http://www.Handctr.Com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-q-a.Html. Read more...
Yes. It takes some time to heal after surgery. Take it easy and you should heal up soon. Read more...