Carpal tunnel surgery 2/4/15. Pain. Can I take ibuprofen 600mg.

Ok. It should be ok to take ibuprofen as long as you take it with food and if you're going to take 600 mg doses, your physician should determine what the proper dose for you would be. In view of your bp history this should be a short term medication for you. Tylenol (acetaminophen) may offer some pain relief without affecting your bp.

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My husband is having carpal tunnel surgery this week. He wants to take a two hour road trip the day after surgery. Is that advisable?

Nope. Yes but with big cavests. If he doesn't do any driving grasping lifting or hanging his arm. It's best to get permission from hand surgeon. Generally one should rest ice elevate and maintain compression after any surgery. Read more...
Post op CTR release. Carpal tunnel is an out patient procedure so a trip is ok some patient have splints and some there is minor or no pain only have to avoid heavy lifting and if using pain pills better of some one else drives. Read more...
Not unreasonable. He should not be driving if he is taking narcotic pain medicine but carpal tunnel surgery does not usually result in much pain. If he keeps that hand elevated and just keeps the fingers moving he should do fine in the car. Read more...
Maybe. As long as the post-anesthesia period has passed (24 hours minimum) and he can safely grasp the wheel securely, he can probably drive. Read more...

My husband is having carpal tunnel surgery this week. He wants to take a two hour road trip the day after surgery. Is this advisable?

Ask your surgeon. In the world of surgeries, carpal tunnel surgery can be one of the more uncomplicated types. However, any surgery carries risks, and, with advancing age, recovery times can vary and be dependent on important factors like strictly following a care plan after the procedure. After any surgery, and after sitting still for prolonged times, patients are at increased risk for clots, . Read more...
Yes. Taking a road trip the day after carpal tunnel surgery should not be a problem. The most important thing is keeping the operated hand elevated as much as possible for the first 3-4 days. It is also important to avoid heavy lifting or gripping with the hand for the first 2 weeks to minimize swelling and increased pain. Read more...
Not advisable. Although carpal tunnel surgery is an out-patient procedure, i would not advise traveling the next day for pleasure. I would suggest waiting a few weeks to ensure that there are no problems. I think this will allow you to have a more enjoyable trip. Read more...

I had carpal tunnel surgery 2 1/2 weeks ago and I just fell again. What should I do?

Call your doctor. You'll probably be ok with elevating and resting the hand, but to be on the safe side you should speak with your surgeon. Read more...
Let Dr know. Don't worry; you'll be just fine. It probably hurt pretty bad if you landed on the palm of your hand, but you likely did not do any damage. Call your doctor for a quick check. Read more...
Observation. If your incision looks good and you have not experienced any new symptoms or increasing pain, it should be ok. Just keep an eye on it. Any significant changes would warrant a call to your surgeon. Read more...

I had carpal tunnel surgery. Still in a lot of pain but scared to ask doctor for more meds. He gave me 40. 1, 4 times a day and ill run out on day 10.

Carpal tunnel. If you are in true pain, you should talk to him and let him know that. It may be that he may suggest some other ways of treating your pain than taking narcotic pain killers. He may decide to continue pain medication for a little while knowing your problem in hopes it will improve. Read more...
Carpal tunnel surger. Is typically not painful. Most patients use meds for a day or two and some no narcotic pain meds at all. Still all are different. I advise many to consider tapering pain meds to oral antiinflammatories or tylenol (acetaminophen) within a day or two, as long as it is somethion that they feel safe with. Best to contact your own doctor but the needs that one has now typically are much different 10 days later. Read more...