Re: How long is recovery after carpal tunnel release
I started physical therapy 6 weeks post op in mid March 05. I think I should have started sooner, but there seemed to be a communication problem between the physicians asssistant( I saw post surgery) and the orthopedic surgeon...or no communication?
I went 3 times a week for the first 4 weeks...then 2 times a week for the next 7 weeks. I hit a plateau in progress and stopped. Insurance wouldn't pay unless there was progress. I went once a month for the next three months just to see if there was any progress, albeit a slower rate. In August, I was told it may or may not get any better. At that point, I was around 80% of what I could do pre surgery ....and decided to seek another opinion.
This time around( same hand done Dec 19 05 ) I started physical therapy last week. I am going once a week for a month. On the pinch test in March, I could do 2 pounds starting out....I did 28 pounds last week. Hoping to get to 50.
Last edited by Taimse; 01-29-2006 at 06:08 PM.
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