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Offline Evans Ward

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Who has had carpel tunnel release surgery?
« on: January 16, 2022, 09:09:48 PM »
I have scheduled surgery for carpel tunnel release on my right dominant hand in less than a month. I only have about 60% of total feeling in the hand/ fingers and lots of tingling too. I go in tomorrow morning for the EMG nerve study which I know will be a “shocking” experience. I was told by the Orthopedist hand specialist that I will regain all feeling in the hand in time. Looking for input from those that have had to go this route.
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Re: Who has had carpel tunnel release surgery?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2022, 05:53:52 AM »
I broke my wrist and dislocated 3 of the bones that lead to my fingers. The doctor did a carpel tunnel release while he was in there fixing the bones even though I didn't have any numbness before the accident. I had numbness afterward from nerve damage from the injury, but it went away after several months. I think nerves tend to heal themselves over time. I ain't going to say anything about that EMG test but report back afterward and then I'll tell you about my experience. Everyone I know who has had carpel tunnel release turned out fine and it was fixed.
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Re: Who has had carpel tunnel release surgery?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2022, 07:25:06 AM »
Please keep us posted how things go and recover.  I've never had it done, but I need it in both hands.  The potential for a long recovery has me really nervous.  I've been told anywhere from one week to six.

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Re: Who has had carpel tunnel release surgery?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2022, 08:40:35 AM »
I had carpal tunnel in my left hand so bad that I could barely pull the clutch in on my old HD custom or hold anything without my hand going numb.
Had the surgery done and 100% successful recovery after a couple of months. The doc will probably give you some range of motion exercises to do about a week after the surgery. No matter how ridiculous they seem do them.

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Re: Who has had carpel tunnel release surgery?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2022, 09:43:51 AM »
I’m back from my EMG Nerve Study

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Offline Evans Ward

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Re: Who has had carpel tunnel release surgery?
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2022, 09:49:35 AM »
Seriously, it really wasn’t bad at all.  :umm: I do have a high thresh hold for pain or either temp damage to nerves as the shocks/ electrical impulses were not bad. I feel that I should be recovered by the time Deals Gap occurs in May with surgery on 2/14. I thought about holding off on the surgery until after the Gap but that could pose risks I thought even if things with my hand stay the same. I’ll be sure and keep this thread updated and I appreciate the replies and input given too.  :olaf: You do what you have to do to stay as healthy and active as possible even at 63 years old!  :smiley: :thumbs:
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Re: Who has had carpel tunnel release surgery?
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2022, 10:18:30 AM »
Seriously, it really wasn’t bad at all.  :umm: I do have a high thresh hold for pain or either temp damage to nerves as the shocks/ electrical impulses were not bad. I feel that I should be recovered by the time Deals Gap occurs in May with surgery on 2/14. I thought about holding off on the surgery until after the Gap but that could pose risks I thought even if things with my hand stay the same. I’ll be sure and keep this thread updated and I appreciate the replies and input given too.  :olaf: You do what you have to do to stay as healthy and active as possible even at 63 years old!  :smiley: :thumbs:

I had a suspicion the doctor was really overdoing it with me. Every time he fired that thing off, my body would literally jump up off the table.   :omg:
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Re: Who has had carpel tunnel release surgery?
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2022, 02:33:01 PM »
Best wishes on this, Evans. I've known a couple of people who had this surgery years ago. It was life changing in a good way.

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Re: Who has had carpel tunnel release surgery?
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2022, 10:25:46 PM »
I got both wrists done about 11 years ago. No issues since, well worth it. My CTS was waking me up at night so something had to be done.

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Re: Who has had carpel tunnel release surgery?
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2022, 11:23:29 PM »
You guys are making my wrists hurt thinking about it! *shudders*

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Re: Who has had carpel tunnel release surgery?
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2022, 02:06:52 PM »
My Orthpedist/ Hand Specialist called me yesterday to go over the results of the EMG Nerve Study he requested and I had done. He said the results of my study place me in the tier of one of the worst he’s seen with nerve damage.  :confusing2: He did say my recovery will take longer than usual. I’m ready to get cut open to resolve this annoying issue!!  :eek: :bang:
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Re: Who has had carpel tunnel release surgery?
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2022, 07:38:28 PM »
Iv'e had both wrists done. My left hand pinky finger still tingles but I forget about it. Totally worth it though.

I had cubital surgery on my right elbow also. I really shouldnt have been using my hand as a hammer all these years.