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Re: carpal tunnel surgery problems

Re: carpal tunnel surgery problems

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Posted by Diane on May 31, 2000 at 20:52:27:

In Reply to: Re: carpal tunnel surgery problems posted by Carol on May 31, 2000 at 15:50:42:

: : I was wondering if anybody has had this problem. I had carpal tunnel surgery done about 6 weeks ago. It stemmed actually from elbow pain then my hand started falling asleep alot and aching. Nerve test showed + for cts.. After surger their was terrible bruising on palm and wrist. People would even stop me and ask what happened to you. No therapy was recommended or wrist brace or anything actually. Well I was having problems with my fingers and wrist aching about three weeks ago and then I tripped over the cat in the middle of a tornado warning and fell on my scar . That brought tears to my eyes. It was terrible. Well now I am having this: pain, numbness achiness in little and ring finger. Pain with burning in wrist and pain in base of thumb. Also some pain in other fingers but not as bad as little finger. I can't hold open a book for long or hold a phone for over 5 minutes without pain. Can't push a grocery cart that is half full either. Area of scar and base of hand is quite swollen still. I have to see the doctor tomorrow and am wondering what he will do. Their is no way I can return to work, which is fast line assembly. Has anybody else had these symptoms?

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: So sorry to hear about you falling,I'm sure that is what made your hand worse. Did you have it checked right after? You should have been wearing a brace all along after surgery. I had surgery in January and just stopped wearing mine at night. You probably did damage when you fell.I had very bad bruising on my right hand when that one was done, but when I had my left done it wasn't bad at all.In case no one told you, you shouldn't be holding open a book yet or pushing a shopping cart. You should be careful of what you do until the 6 weeks are up. sometimes longer depeding on the person. I wish you luck and please let us know what happens at the doctor.

: Carol

sue sorry that you fell....your numbness and pain in the little and ring finger has nothing to do with carpal tunnnel....it is due to a problem with the ulnar nerve...the ulnar nerve controls sensation to the palm,little and ring fingers on that side of the hand....the problem could be in the wrist or elbow....my advice is get back to the doctor about this problem...because i also had a problem with ulnar nerve entrapment in the elbow (cubital tunnel)..that is how i know about the little and ring finger....good luck to you...diane




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