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    Old 11-30-2016, 11:48 AM   #1
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    Carpal tunnel success story

    Hi
    Just want to let everyone know that I had carpal tunnel surgery 7 weeks ago and it was a success right away all the numbness and burning pain was gone the day after surgery..and my hand is completely back to normal and can do push-ups and use the total gym again with no problems ..and will be skiing this week also..

    My suggestion would to make sure you do your research and find a 4 or 5 star rated hand surgeon and make sure they do them every day...that is what I did..also asked others who had gone to her and she was highly recommended..
    I had to wait for the surgery for 4 months ..and she gave me a cortisone shot that lasted til the surgery day so had a great summer..
    I had this for about 20 years and it's so good to have my hand back ..I had heard such horror stories that I kept putting it off..

    So those who are looking for a success story here it is.

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    Old 02-23-2017, 11:49 AM   #2
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    Re: Carpal tunnel success story

    Congrats to you!

    Mine is mild and I haven't had an issue in over a year now. I've been lucky.

     
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    Old 02-23-2017, 05:18 PM   #3
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    Re: Carpal tunnel success story

    I'm glad to hear your surgery was successful. I had my release done in June 2013 and it too was successful. Before surgery my right hand had be on useless could not even hold fork. Got use back quickly, minium pain, and never had physical therapy except to be shown a few exercises to do at home. Was also diagnosed with mild CT on left wrist at same time, luckily it got better with night splint and exericises and has not need surgery.

    The one thing I didn't do was look up people's stories, as I have found most people just post negative results. I did this before my ankle surgeries and it scared me but those were not horrible like I read about.

    I agree make sure you do your homework and find board certified hand specialist. Mine was recommended by a doctor who had done her mother's surgery successfully and my research into him was all positive. The you choose doctor plays a major part in a successful outcome.

     
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    Old 03-11-2017, 09:27 AM   #4
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    Re: Carpal tunnel success story

    Had mine done October 7 2016 and it was a success right away also numbnes and pain and tingling gone and hand is good as new ..couldn't be happier..my only suggestion would be to make sure you use a hand surgeon who does lots of them ..
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    Old 04-06-2017, 12:12 AM   #5
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    I had mine done six weeks ago, and my results are mixed. The reason I had the surgery was due to my fingers going numb while riding my motorcycle. My surgeon has done over 3000 procedures and teaches it at the local med school. I still have some soreness at the incision site, but it doesn't bother me much, and I'm hoping it will eventually go away.

    I'm getting concerned because I rode my bike about two weeks after surgery, and the numbness was absent. However over the past few days, I'm noticing some tingling again in the tip of my index finger. I have a followup appointment with the surgeon in two weeks, so I'll find out whether this is normal or not.

     
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    Old 04-06-2017, 09:55 AM   #6
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    I had mine done six weeks ago, and my results are mixed. The reason I had the surgery was due to my fingers going numb while riding my motorcycle. My surgeon has done over 3000 procedures and teaches it at the local med school. I still have some soreness at the incision site, but it doesn't bother me much, and I'm hoping it will eventually go away.

    I'm getting concerned because I rode my bike about two weeks after surgery, and the numbness was absent. However over the past few days, I'm noticing some tingling again in the tip of my index finger. I have a followup appointment with the surgeon in two weeks, so I'll find out whether this is normal or not.
    I would go back to your surgeon and see what is going on maybe you over used it to soon..I also wore a little brace when I was doing some lifting or using my hand for the first 6 week. Maybe you can get a cortisone shot to calm things down..

     
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    Old 04-06-2017, 09:56 AM   #7
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    I would go back to your surgeon and see what is going on maybe you over used it to soon..I also wore a little brace when I was doing some lifting or using my hand for the first 6 week. Maybe you can get a cortisone shot to calm things down..
    Also 2 weeks after surgery was way to soon to be riding your bike

     
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    Old 04-06-2017, 07:19 PM   #8
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    Thanks for the replies. Yes it was probably too soon to ride after the surgery, but the surgeon didn't warn me against it. He just advised me to avoid tightly grasping for a few days, which I did. He also gave me some exercises to do, which I have been doing religiously.

    I rode the bike today, and the symptoms are returning almost to the same level as they were before the surgery. Maybe he'll have to go back in. The first surgery was arthroscopic and wasn't bad at all. It may mean he'll have to do open surgery the second time around. Uggh.

     
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    Old 04-07-2017, 05:25 AM   #9
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    Re: Carpal tunnel success story

    I would try the the cortisone shot first I had that done three months before my surgery as that is how far out the surgeon scheduled the surgery and the shot worked so well that I almost did not have the surgery ..my surgeon did the open surgery but the incision was only an inch or less ....had it done last October and have had no problems ..I did do some research on the arthroscopic procedure and it did say that it is not always successful..
    Keep us posted on how your hand is doing..
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    Old 04-07-2017, 06:45 PM   #10
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    Re: Carpal tunnel success story

    Thanks so much Joanna and MyCats. I really appreciate your insights. Well the good news is that I took a 125 mile ride today with barely any tingling. If this continues, then I'm ready to declare the surgery successful. I still have some soreness in my palm and at the incision site. I'll check back in to report the surgeon's evaluation in two weeks, but for today at least I'm a happy rider.

     
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