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Old 11-13-2011, 07:32 PM   #1
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Basal Joint Arthroplasty Nerve Pain

Hi All!
Thanks for all your good info. Had Basal Joint Arthroplasty surgery on my left hand 3.5 weeks ago. My problem is the constant burning/electric shock pain.
Soft cast is off, and am now wearing a thermoplastic splint....which I find myself ripping off several times a day just to try to "sooth" my thumb. Nothing else hurts except for the unending burning.
Ice tends to help but a bit unpractical at work. Only took a week off which was a real bonehead move. Also, I cannot tolerate pain meds, so after the nerve block wore off it's been a bit rough.
Any thoughts as to how long the burning may last?

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Old 12-12-2011, 10:51 AM   #2
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Re: Basal Joint Arthroplasty Nerve Pain

I had my surgery on my dominant hand on November 23rd and am having the same sensation that you are. I'm also taking the splint off at least once a day or constantly loosening it. My thumb will stop stnging temporarily, but then still does several times per day. The surgeon's PA told me it is a normal sensation and may last for several more weeks. I'm not going back to work for 90 days from the surgery date. Best of luck to you!

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