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November 17th, 2011
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Finally the right thing for CTS
I had the surgery done on the left hand in August and the only real recovery I got was from the carpal solution, a kind of stretchy device with 3 tabs that attach to the palm of the hand, and they reshape the soft tissue of the hand. They have worked wonders. I was ready to tell them to take off the left hand because of the cramping, insomuch that I could not even put on a glove or bend the fingers in any kind of gripping motion, or the cramping would be so severe I would cry! Both hands were severe, the left being the worst. It is about 3 weeks since I tried this carpal solution and it has worked wonders. No more pain, cramping, shocks, burning. The only numbness I might get is when I have brought out my power tools and sometimes a little numbness at the tips of the fingers for a few seconds, and that is not annoying at all. I will give it a few more weeks and I honestly believe that this is the best invention that anyone could have made. I have tried over 30 things in the past 2+ years and none of them did anything like this. First night I could feel warmth spread over the right hand - that is the one I decided to try this on, and I finally decided to treat the left hand that had the CT release surgery because of the cramping and because pain was going back up my arm and now I can use that hand. This is the best thing ever!!!
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replied November 28th, 2011
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Just wanted to follow up to let you know that the statement at the end that says "This is the best thing ever" is NOT referring to the carpal tunnel surgery at all. I am referring to something called The Carpal Solution. Go and google it. It is just a little device invented by a doctor whose wife developed the carpal tunnel syndrome and it has been absolutely fabulous - has a 97% success rate for the people who use it and that is a whole lot better than the surgery - the MD's don't really know the real success rate - I was questioned on numbness only a week after the surgery, so the doctor put it down as successful - but it was not - this Carpal Solution fixed what the doctors only partially did - and even now I cannot make a full fist with the left hand that had the surgery - it cannot work as well as the one that has NOT had the surgery, even though I did full range-of-motion stuff after the bandage was taken off. I have seen others who have had the surgery who show me that their hands cannot make the full grip that they used to do as well, so I know that the surgery, even if successful, cannot totally restore the hands back to the condition before the whole mess of CTS. I have never been able to get a total positive answer out of the people who have had both hands done, and it was supposedly successful. They still, even years later, have little quirks with their hands, some residual numbness, thumb muscle atrophy, repeat surgeries and back to the syndrome again. I have never met anyone who said that it was a complete success as we are led to believe by the medical profession. The beauty of the Carpal Solution is that there is nothing invasive about it at all which is so great and I can go and do what I thought I would never be able to do again because mine was so bad!!
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replied November 30th, 2011
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I have had carpal tunnel surgery done on both hands. They were staged procedures, done about 3 months apart. I did have the classic presentation, with confirmation on electrical studies.

I have had wonderful success. The pain, numbness, tingling, clumsiness all disappeared. It did take about six months or so for me to regain all of my strength and flexibility. I actually returned to work the day after the second surgery (I took a couple of days off after the first one). But, at that time, my occupation did not require a lot a work with my hands. So, it was possible in my case, whereas patients who have jobs requiring heavy lifting or grasping will, of course, take longer to get back.

I did have some problems with pillar pain, about a year or so after my surgeries, when I had to do a lot of push-ups on hard surfaces (military training), but even that finally went away.

I have had no other problems and think having the surgery was the best thing I ever did. I even had the older "open" procedures done. The scars have healed totally and are not even noticable at all now.


Again, surgery was the best thing I did for my carpal tunnel syndrome. It completely cured my problem.
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replied March 24th, 2012
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I had surgery a little over a month now. I got rid of the numbness and some of the pain...but now i have this really hard knot where they did the cut ...i still have some pain and cramping. The knot hurts i have tried massaging it but that doesn't help. Has anyone had this issue too?
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replied April 18th, 2012
yes, i had this problem, you have scar tissue that isn't breaking up, keep up the massage as will be the best thing for you. i had mine done a year ago and i didn't have luck with breaking up the scarring inside and as of this last week, i began to have numbness along my scar into my palm and when i touch the scar i am having pain. prognosis not looking good for me, i will be contacting my surgeon soon..
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replied June 7th, 2012
i had endosscopic CT surgery on my right hand today.I did alot of research. I found a plastic surgeon who is very experienced. she does it local with sedation, just a bandaged, and great recovery rates. I came here tonight because my three fingers are very number 12 hours later. But reading here, this can occur due to local. So I'm confident mine will be a good luck story. Your surgery costs alot in the US. In spam unapproved, mine was $700, I pay half and my private health insurance pays half, plus $500 admission to hospital cost. I do not have the bill for the anaethestist yet, but i expect it to be around $400. Thats alot less than 5k!
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replied October 7th, 2012
I am sorry that anyone has to pay for this surgery (I live in B.C. Canada). I had both hands done six weeks apart in early 2012 its October now, and I am very happy with the relief to my tingling, pain and numbness problems I had for many years. I have seemed to develop trigger thumb, which is a different kind of pain (arthritis-like ) which is bothering me, sometimes a lot, but I am hopeful it will resolve itself over the next year as the thumb joint gets used to the new mechanics of a looser palm. Overall I have taken up again many activities I had given up before (sewing, home-canning, knitting for some examples) so overall I am very happy with the surgery and recovery which went as advised. I even took my own stitches out at home (read how to do it online/+ didnt feel like wasting a doctor's time with something so simple nor sitting for an hour in a doctors office). I was too busy enjoying my new hands!
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replied September 4th, 2012
Thank you all for these posts. Went thru most them and little confused with different kind of openions.

On NCV test, it is found that, I have severe nerve compression on my right wrist and moderate on left. The first one has to be operated immediately and latter later. Since there are no other options than to do surgery, I am planning to do it this month.

I have also consulted with an Ayurveda doctor. He also has advised to go for surgery and to consult him for post surgery recovery (with kind of Ayurvedic massage). How ever I am planning to consult with one more Ayurveda doctor before making the final decision to go for surgery.

Read more: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Forum - Recovery after Carpal tunnel Surgery? page 3 http://ehealthforum.com/health/recovery-af ter-carpal-tunnel-surgery-t193882_40.html# ixzz25V1cL7Cn
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replied September 27th, 2012
Pain after ctr
I hat ctr surgery on aug 8,2012 its been very painfull since my fingers are very stiff i cant bend them i get shooting pains in my wrist and hopfully im not holding anything when it happens because it drops my scare has hurt from the day they took out the stitches and told me to go back to normal use of my hand 8 days after surgery so no the pain dont wake me up anymore at night i suffer all day long now before i could do things to relieve the numbness and tingling now forget it and my scare feels like i just have a hot pan sitting on it all day long im suppose to have my other hand done in oct not sure if i want to now
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replied October 11th, 2012
I had endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery done on both hands, at same time, 4 weeks ago. Before surgery my left hand hurt the worst, now 4 weeks post-op, my right hand hurts. The pain is all in my thumb and the palm. I also have a knot at the top of the tunnel where it was cut. Went to see the surgeon today for the pain, and was told it was all normal. BS! I work in a factory sewing Harley Saddlebags, and developed CTS in a matter of months. Dr tells me in 2 weeks I will be released and can go back to my regular job. I said how when my hands still hurt so bad. I was told they may hurt for many months. Here I thought once surgery was done and healed I wouldn't be hurting just as much as before surgery. Boy was I wrong! Guess the only choice I have is to look for a different job.
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replied November 12th, 2012
I had CT done on my left hand thank goodness I am right handed. It was done in Aug 2012, I am in way worse shape than I was before I had surgery. I also had a huge cyst removed on the top of my wrist at the same time the CT was done. I really didn't have to much trouble typing and now it hurts like crazy. The cuts didn't really hurt but the top of my hand just below my fingers hurt and still hurts. I now have noticed that i have a lump almost in the center of my palm. If i open my hand and stretch my fingers i can feel a tendon(i think that is what it is) leading from the lump towards my wrist. I did what i was told and had the stitches out 9days later and doc said everything looked good. I also was not told what the risks were not that i think i would have cared. The pain and mobility from the cyst was to the point i couldn't stand it and was going to cut it out. When my wrist rests on anything it hurts, i can touch the incision from the cyst and feel it in and around my knuckles. Sometimes my whole hand hurts. I dropped a glass bottle in the store the other day. My fingers go numb way more than they did before the surgery. I need my right hand done and doc told me "don't be a hero, come back and have the right one done before it cause permanent nerve damage." I think i will be taking that risk. No way will i let that man cut on me again. I have waited like an idiot to call. His office is closed today but, i will be calling his office first thing tomorrow. If anyone knows what the bump is or what could have gone wrong to cause it, please let me know. Thanks
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replied November 15th, 2012
I had surgery on both hands a YEAR ago and still have much pain in my wrists and hands. I was told it may be scar tissue. I am checking with a doctor about it this week.
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replied November 15th, 2012
Re: Pain after ctr
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I hat ctr surgery on aug 8,2012 its been very painfull since my fingers are very stiff i cant bend them i get shooting pains in my wrist and hopfully im not holding anything when it happens because it drops my scare has hurt from the day they took out the stitches and told me to go back to normal use of my hand 8 days after surgery so no the pain dont wake me up anymore at night i suffer all day long now before i could do things to relieve the numbness and tingling now forget it and my scare feels like i just have a hot pan sitting on it all day long im suppose to have my other hand done in oct not sure if i want to now



I get the shooting pains in my wrists and I need help to open bottles. I had surgeries on both hands a YEAR ago and still having problems.
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replied June 19th, 2013
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is one of the most widespread occupational health problems we face today.The syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve just above the wrist. In some cases, a misalignment in either the back or neck can cause this condition. In some cases, a misalignment in either the back or neck can cause this condition, and chiropractic manipulation of the neck and/or spine can also serve as an effective treatment option. These treatments, along with physical therapy, stretching, and strengthening exercises, can in most cases effectively alleviate and eventually eliminate the symptoms associated with CTS.
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replied July 16th, 2013
Has anyone found a cure for the pain and numbness after the surgrey did not work?
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replied July 16th, 2013
Has anyone found a cure for the pain and numbness after the surgrey did not work?
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replied July 18th, 2013
I had surgery (two surgeries) in 2011 & 2012
Hi, I had carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel(left arm only) and trigger finger (right hand only) and I am having the same problems all over again -- the same finger is trigger again....I thought that after these surgeries I would not have these problems again, after talking with several people that have not had any problems at all.

Is this common?
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replied December 14th, 2013
Oh my goodness since having my carpal tunnel surgery 4 weeks ago. I have had the worst pain in my elbow and the incision site is so tender!!! I would have rather lived with my carpal tunnel syndrome then with this pain I''m currently in! Im so scared because its my right hand and elbow and I''m predominantly right handed. If anyone has any suggestions please do tell. Smile
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replied December 20th, 2013
I had right hand carpal tunnel release 17 days ago. I alao had right ulnar nerve rlease in my elbow. He put me totally out for both. I only had ace bandages covering the stitches. 10 days later the stitches csme out. He only gave me no lifting over 5lbs as a restriction. I''m now having to wear my brace due to pain in the palm of my hand. All the tingling and sleepless nights are gone. I recommend the surgery to those that need it. I can''t remember the last time I slept this well. I just wish the pain in my hand would go away. I''m scheduling the left hand here very shortly. Other than the mild pain the only other issues I have are opening things likw soda or water botles.
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replied January 7th, 2014
I had CT release on my right hand in September 2013. It doesn't keep me awake a night anymore, but the numbness didn't go away and I developed trigger finger, ratcheting of three other fingers and occasional pain like sharp needles in the center of my palm. Therapy helped somewhat with after surgery with stiffness & swelling, but the symptoms continue. I wasn't given the nerve test because I was demonstrating "classic" symptoms of CT. Am considering seeking a second opinion. Was wondering if anyone who experienced post surgery problems tried having a chiropractor work with them and if they had any success.
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replied January 22nd, 2014
Hey MaryLew, tracig1069 and taurakingz. I know of a great wrist wrap that has helped my father in law get through his carpal tunnel and avoid surgery. It is called BFST (blood flow stimulation therapy). It will promote blood flow to the area which is always beneficial...especially during the post op healing process. I attached some more information. I really think it will help.
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