Originally Posted by greens
I had my surgery when the numbness in my fingers was pretty much constant and I had bad pain in wrist that went up to my forearm and I had trouble opening doors and gripping things and doing my job. I had symptoms for years and just had my surgery in November of 2010. I should of had my surgery at least a year ago but because I waited to long I have nerve damage and recovery takes a lot longer.
As for the surgery had mine done while I was awake, my surgeon just froze the hand and proceeded to do the surgery I knew he was working on me but could not feel anything until he made the final cut in the ligament and the relief in my fingers was instant and the surgeon said he could the nerve pop up. By the evening the numbness in my fingers was gone but the pain in my wrist and forearm took about a month to go away. My grip strenght is starting to get better but still have problems opening doors or jars with stuck lids that kind of stuff. I saw my surgeon this week and he said by 3 months or so I should be close to 50% strength. I hope this helps you the biggest thing I could tell you is not to wait get done sooner than later once nerve damage is done it takes a long time to recover.
If you have any questions psot them.
hi i am sched. to have the same ctr surgery done tues.! i need to ask somethings.
you have the same symptoms as i am for the most part. night pain comes and goes but now the middle finger all the way to the palm stays numb. and the tips of part of ring, index all the way down and the thumb. i have notice i am starting to loose grip on example my dinner fork, dropping it several times. and my index example i cannot tell at what pressure i have the weedeater going only bysound. i have elbow pain.
in your opinion, should i have the surgery tues and will the numbness go away. the elbow is it related to the cts? and why have i had several weeks, night pain isn't not as bad? used splints, anti inflammatory and one cortiszone shot years ago. have been grooming dogs for 14 yrs full time for 10 now just part time. thank you