CTS, Guyon's Canal, and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: My Experience! Ask Away!
Had a carpal tunnel, guyon's canal, and cubital tunnel release on Jun 25th and have been recovering since. Feel free to ask me any questions you have from my pre-surgery and post-op experiences.
A little background:
31 year old male, police officer assigned to a bicycle unit. Several hours spent each work day riding a bicycle to include computer use and constant writing. Also an avid weight lifter, swimmer, mountain biker, and motorcycle rider since 18.
Pain started in September 2011 at work. Just sitting down relaxed and I began to feel aching and burning in my right hand slightly into my forearm. Pain continued to get worse. Never hurt while doing any repetitive activity, only after.
Saw my doctor in early November and referred to a specialist soon after. I was told it was tendonitis and to wear a wrist brace 24/7. Did so, stayed away from weights, but the pain continued. On and off pain for months and eventually lessened to my right hand only.
By April I had enough of the constant off and off pain, to include the occasional numbness/tinging in random spots on my hand. Got a new doctor and new specialist. Low and behold, I had CTS, Guyon's Canal Syndrome, and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome on my right side to include my left arm as well! My surgeon advised me I had denervation on my right guyon's canal and within in a year I would start to see muscle atrophy in that area.
Shortly after I began experiencing immense pain in my left hand and both elbows. Some of the worst pain I've experienced. It took my employer 2 months to approve my first surgery on my right side so I spent my time home ridden scared to use my hands or bend my elbow in fear it would set off pain.
So anyways, feel free to ask me anything you want regarding this. I had a triple whammy surgery all at once and would be glad to share my experiences!
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