Months after carpel tunnel surgery having trigger finger swelling pain, is it normal?

Common. Since the flexor tendons to the fingers co-habitate with the median nerve in the carpal tunnel, it is not rare for patients with carpal tunnel to eventually get trigger finger. Swelling post carpal tunnel release can lead to changes in the flexor tendon sheath that eventually leads to triggering. Early nsaids or steroid injection may prevent the need for surgery, but surgery is a common option.

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I had carpal tunnel surgery in September. Then trigger finger rite after. Now have a hard spot at carpal tunnel sight. Doc says scar tissue don't thinkso?

Carpal tunnel. Ask to work with an occupational therapist. They have multiple ways of regainingmotion of fingers and hand as well as reducing scar formation which sometimes can be quite pronounced. Read more...

I had carpal tunnel surgery and trigger finger release surgery a week ago and my hand is really stiff and swollen. I was told I needed to bend my fin?

You should . Call your surgeon and inform them. While waiting I would ice the hand (with I've bag) and try and elevate the hand above heart level. . Read more...
MOVING fingers fully. after surgery for CTS or trigger finger is very important. I always tell my surgical patients that when they return to the office after surgery I want to see them make a full fist AND straighten their fingers out so they can lay their hand flat. Speak to your surgeon to make sure you are doing the right thing , but most agree on this. Not "overdo" it BUTlike touching ones toes, after it is easier. Read more...
Carpal tunnel. It is very important to use the hand after carpal tunnel surgery to avoid swelling and stiffness. The muscles in your hand force blood and lymph out of the hand and into veins which bring the fluid back to the heart. Warm moist heat will reduce the stiffness, elevate the hand, and apply ice to reduce swelling. If no improvement, the surgeon may prescribe occupational therapy to speed recovery. Read more...