Thanks for all your good info. Had Basal Joint Arthroplasty surgery on my left hand 3.5 weeks ago. My problem is the constant burning/electric shock pain.
Soft cast is off, and am now wearing a thermoplastic splint....which I find myself ripping off several times a day just to try to "sooth" my thumb. Nothing else hurts except for the unending burning.
Ice tends to help but a bit unpractical at work. Only took a week off which was a real bonehead move. Also, I cannot tolerate pain meds, so after the nerve block wore off it's been a bit rough.
Any thoughts as to how long the burning may last?