How long are most people off work from carpal and cubital tunnel surgery?

2weeks. Typically longer for cubital tunnel. Weight restrictions x 4 weeks. Recovery is faster with endoscopic treatment.
Hand elbow recovery. Carpal and cubital tunnel surgery incisions will seal in 5 days and the functional recovery may take 2 to 3 weeks before returning to work. However, adequate grip strength and/or vigorous activity may take 2 to 3 months to normalize.

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I had cubital tunnel release surgery last week. My fingers are now numb/super stiff/weak. I had normal emg tests too. Is this pain normal in recovery?

Typical. Pain is pain. Wjhat you described is not pain, but numbness, stiffness abd weakness. They are three separate and distinct entities. Read more...
Ulnar nerve inflamed. In cubital tunnel surgery , they release the ulnar nerve at the elbow. The nerve can be inflamed from the surgery of compressed from swelling post op. Perhaps time will help it calm down. You need to tell the doctor what is going on so that the dressing can be adjusted now. Read more...

Had tennis elbow and cubital tunnel surgery this morning about 9a with nerve block, my arm is just as numb as when I left center, should I be concern?

No. These nerve blocks can last for a few days on occasion. It may actually be saving you a lot of agony at the moment. You should start to regain sensation and pain in the next 24 hours. Read more...
More time needed. Trauma to the nerve and elbow from the surgery...nerve block and other related medical procedures has occurred. Your elbow will continue to feel numb for a while. Inflammatory tissue seems to promote this "funny" feeling. Give it a three to five days for the numbness to go away...call your PMD if it has not improved w/in a week or so. Read more...
If you had. A regional block for anesthesia with bupivacaine it can last 7 hours normally, sometimes 12 or even 24 if you have diabetes. Read more...