How effective is compression therapy for recovering from carpal tunnel release?

Somewhat. Compression therapy can help to control swelling, improve pain, and combat hyper-sensativity in the post carpal tunnel surgery patient. That being said, carpal tunnel surgery is such a small and successful surgery, most patients do well regardless. Thank you for the question.
Carpal tunnel. I am not sure what is meant by compression therapy, if the hand is swollen and there is Carpal tunnel then certainly reduction of swelling will help. IF there is too tight a bandage or splint and blood flow is restricted and venous congestion increases. .

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I had carpal tunnel release operation 8 weeks ago, but I am still in considerable pain. Is this normal?

Pain with pushing . The palm ahaist surfaces, called pillar pain is common and can take 2/3 of a year to go away. Pain at rest could be due to inadequate release or may be first sign of infection. Rarely, complex regional pain syndrome. Read more...
Not usually. At 8 weeks, a little pain- usually with grip or push - is common. But there should not be a lot of pain. Several problems could be the cause of bad pains at 8 weeks after carpal tunnel surgery. Be sure to have your doctor look at it. Read more...
No. Typically severe pain is limited to the first few days to weeks after a carpal tunnel release. After 8 weeks, i would expect your hand to feel quite good. If you are still having pain, you need to see your surgeon. Perhaps the nerve is damaged or irritated. You may have developed scar tissue around the nerve or had an incomplete release. There may also be a problem with the nerve near the neck. Read more...
It can be... Most patients have discomfort around the incisional site for 2-3 months after surgery. However, i would consult with your operating surgeon to confirm that your wounds are healing well. Read more...

What can I do to alleviate my anxiety before a carpal tunnel release surgery?

Assurance. Just know that carpal tunnel surgery is not a major surgery and complications are minimal. Several different types of anesthetic options are available. It is natural for anyone to be nervous before surgery. If this doesn't help then i would recommend you talk to your primary for further advice. Read more...
Learn about. Details of surgery and postoperative care what is typical and the norm. http://handsurgerypodcast.podbean.com/mobile/. And. Once you learn this you'll realize that your fears are unfounded. Read more...