Is it normal to have tingling in my hands after carpal tunnel surgery?

Tingling after CTR. Very normal to have tingling after carpal tunnel surgery! it usually represents swelling in the immediate area of the nerve. Elevate the hands whenever possible and as the swelling decreases, so should the tingling! best of luck!
Maybe. Depends on how long after surgery and how bad your nerve was damaged before the surgery by the pressure on it. Many surgeons give local anesthetics so it maybe numb for several days from the local. If your nerve was severely damaged prior to the surgery, it will take longer to recover and tingling is often a sign of the nerve recovering. This may last for up to a year.
Yes. Unless you are very young (in your twenties) with very short-term symptoms, this is normal. For most patients, they have some relief of numbness right after surgery and a lot of relief of night-time pain. Numbness in the very tips of the fingers is the last thing to get better. Depending on how long it's gone on and how severe the symptoms have been, this may take a few months.

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Is pain in the palm of my hand and my pinky normal after carpal tunnel surgery about 3 weeks post op?

Could be. The pinky finger, not so much, but the palm, especially the middle of the palm, yes. In fact, different sensations could occur. There could be an aching or tightness, or a feeling of pins and needles or an electrical feeling there. What does it feel like? It may be that it improves over time. The nerves will continue to heal now that they are not being compressed. Read more...

I'm experiencing acute pain 13 days after carpal tunnel surgery in my left hand. I'm wondering if I should go get it checked? Appearance is normal.

Pain hand. Acute pain, yes there can be an infection or another issue, call your doctor. Other things such as arthritis at th base of the thumb, or irritation from prolonged dependency on splints may be suspect as well. By speaking to your surgeon directly they can determine if anything else needs to be done. Often this can simply be a phone call but you must call to start the evaluation process. Read more...
Yes. If your pain is getting worse and not better, I would definitely let your surgeon know. Read more...

I had endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery a week ago. The base of my hand still feels hard and a little numb, is this normal?

Yes. Swelling and stiffness us common after endoscopic carpal tunnel release and it can take a little time to resolve. Numbness can take quite a while to resolve, especially if the nerve damage was more severe before surgery. Sometimes, some of the numbness does not completely resolve, other times it can take 6-12 months to resolve. Read more...
Normal. It is normal for the area to be firm and sensitive. This could last for weeks for months. Try some desensitization massage. Take hand cream and massage the area 2 or 3 times a day this can help resorb the scar tissue and desensitize the area. Read more...
Yes, likely scar. Swelling and scarring are normal after any surgery. Even with an incision as small as an endoscopic carpal tunnel release, some swelling and scarring will occur. This will improve over the next several weeks and should go away by six weeks post-op. Read more...
Yes. The hardness is scar forming to reform the ligament that was divided during the surgery. It heals back together but higher than previously so there is more room in the carpal tunnel. The scar usually softens within 2-3 months. Numbness around an incision is normal for any surgery and often lasts for months. Read more...
Normal. The area of the wrist does get slightly hard and swollen after surgery however these symptoms tend to improve daily and by 1 week should be minimal. Perhaps a follow up visit with your surgeon can help identify if there are any other issues or if you need therapy. Read more...

I had carpal tunnel surgery on both hands. I am in my 8th week recovering. I still feel very sore at the base of my hand. Is this normal?

Normal. This is part of the normal healing process. Some patients after carpal tunnel release can develop pillar pain that can take up to 12 months to resolve. Read more...
Endoscopic or open? It depends. If you had the traditional open decompression, then that is normal. On average, it takes 3 to 6 months to fully heal. If you had it done endoscopically like I do it, with no incision on the hand, then most are fully back to work without restrictions within a few days, and fully healed in a few weeks. So in short, it depends mostly on who did your surgery, and how it was done. Read more...
Can be. Other things such as arthritis at th base of the thumb, or irritation from prolonged dependency on splints may be suspect as well. Read more...

Is it normal for your index finger to swell and hurt 6 months after carpal tunnel surgery?

Not usually. This sounds like you may have a trigger finger or related tendinitis of the finger. This can be seen with carpal tunnel, but it is hard to say exactly what the cause - effect is. I would try a cortisone shot for a trigger finger. I bet that helps. Read more...
No. Time to get that checked out. Hard to say what is wrong without an exam. It may not be related to the cts. Read more...

9 mths ago had Carpal tunnel surgery, normal recovery, woke up this morning and thumb severe pain can't do anything, when bent, pnky/mddle flex too?

Likely unrelated. Likely unrelated to the carpal tunnel. The more common issue with bending of fingers that can come on out of the blue is flexor tendonitis, more commonly known as trigger finger. Often this is self limiting, but occasionally OTC medications such as Advil (ibuprofen) and Alleve may help, assuming it's ok for you to take those (check with your doctor). If not, get it checked out, usually easy to treat. Read more...
Thumb pain. has many causes, tendonitis, arthritis, injury, strain, ligament laxity. A common condition is stenosing tenosynovitis of the flexor tendon or trigger finger. full bending, flexion of the thumb can cause the index tip to bend , sometimes known as a linberg comstock syndrome ( this is anatomy not an issue) and some will involuntarily flex other fingers . if there, pain, swelling seek medical rx. Read more...

I had carpal tunnel surgery two months ago. My thumb, pointer and middle finger are numb. They were not before the surgery. Normal?

May want to discuss. With your surgeon. The numbness should nothave gotten worse at two months and you may be having some scarring/adhesion issues or increased edema causing further compression on median nerve. While some of this can be expected post surgically, it should be getting better. With cts surgery, though, it's not uncommon to have a long healing process, even up to six months, that's if the surgery worked. Read more...
Not normal. If your symptoms have worsened since surgery, this is not normal. It may be due to excessive scar tissue or inflammation around the site of surgery. Please make an appointment and see your Doctor for further evaluation. Read more...