Still on vicodin for infected tooth. How many days before carpel tunnel surgery do I need to be off of it?

ASAP. You should only be on vicodin until the tooth gets treated, which shouldn't be more than a few days. You can't have carpal tunnel surgery with an active infection. You should get off the vicodin as soon as possible because your body will develop tolerance and pain medications will not be as effective after your surgery.

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Why does my hand still bother me after carpel tunnel surgery?

Bother you how. There is typically some surgical pain after carpal tunnel surgery. Also, recovery can be variable and is often dependent on the duration and severity of the symptoms that you had prior to surgery. If the symptoms persist after several months then check back in with your surgeon. Read more...
Other possible cause. Carpal tunnel develops because of compression of the median nerve in a confined space. The procedure eliminates the pressure on the nerve but does not affect any associated causative factors such as tendonitis that can continue to be painful. Numbness and parathesias should resolve with surgery unless the nerve is compressed at a second level such as the proximal forearm or thoracic outlet. Read more...

When can I take bandages off carpel tunnel surgery?

Ask your Dr. In general, after 7-10 days. However, surgeons have different practices so touch base with your surgeon. Read more...
Depends on Dr. I have my patients take off the dressings for my endoscopic carpal tunnel release after 2 days. Other doctors have their patients take of f the dressing after 5-7 days. It would be best to ask your doctor. 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...

I had carpal tunnel surgery less than 2 years ago. I am still having issues. Should I do the surgery again.?

Carpal tunnel issues. Since not everything that looks like carpal tunnel is that, there may be something else that was the original problem or ....Many possible other explanations. I suggest you see a neurologist and if he/she thinks it would be helpful, get a qualified neurologist to do an electrodiagnostic study to determine where, exactly, the problem is. Read more...
Hand Consult. Get a consult with an experienced hand surgeon. Sometimes the original surgery was incomplete and may need to be redone. Carpal tunnel can also recur with successful surgery. Other causes such as spinal disease should be ruled out as well. A nerve test will help with the diagnosis. Read more...
See your doctor. Recurrent cts is not common so your pain may be due to a different problem. A visit to your dr. Is suggested. Occupational therapy may help. Read more...
Hand surgery consult. You would benefit from seeing an experienced hand surgeon. There may be other issues that are causing these symptoms or it may be from either recurrent or persistent carpal tunnel syndrome. A detailed exam and diagnostic studies like ultrasound, MRI or nerve studies can help determine the next step in treatment options. Read more...
Emg. you should repeat the EMG first and compare it to the old one. If it is worse than you should have surgery. If it is way better then no. Read more...