Re: carpal tunnel and ulnar nerve release
I had both surgeries (carpal tunnel and cubital tunnal) just 2 weeks ago...both on my right arm. I was never in a sling. My arm was wrapped in an ACE type bandage for the first 2 days. At my 2 week follow-up appt. yesterday, the nurse removed the stitch from my wrist. The stitches in the elbow are the dissolving type.
I was using my had (gently) the day after surgery...moving the mouse and such with my fingers. It's sore and hurts when I forget and use my arm to push myself up off the sofa or bed. The dr. said that this pain is from the actual surgery and will take a few months to ease up.
Before the surgery I had severe pain in my neck and shoulder. I still have pain in my neck but a lot of (not all) the shoulder pain is gone. I'm so glad I had this surgery!
Dx: 5 Bulging Discs (C2 - C7), Cervical Kyphosis, FMS/MPS, DDD, OA, Carpal & Cubital Tunnel
Rx: Zoloft, Percocet, Fentanyl, Tizanidine, Trazadone