Re: why am i in pain after carpal tunnel operation ?
You can't go back (ever) to a lifestyle you used to have. If you bring in groceries from the car, carry bags in the crook of your elbow instead of using your hands to carry them. And never carry anything heavy at all. Take breaks in between by letting your arms hang loose. I used to be a sew-a-holic, making an item in an afternoon. Now I use battery operated scissors and I might take a week to make something and then I won't sew again for months. I never pin fabric anymore, I place weights (candles, books, etc) on the fabric and then outline the pattern pieces with a pen. If you go back to what you did before surgery, you will only bring back the same problems.