I had open surgery carpal tunnel release 3 and a half weeks ago on my dominant hand. I have annoying itching at base of (now healed over) wound and a lot of nerve pain that i didn't have pre op. Is this normal? I asked at the local pharmacy if they could recommend taking anything for the nerve pain - and they couldn't, saying its very hard to treat but suggested i try ibuprofin.
I'm due to have the same procedure on my left wrist mid July but would rather my right hand is back to normal 1st. Does anyone know what 'the usual' time is for recovery?