Hello, my question is for my father he has already had a carpal tunnel release on one hand and is being seen for his other hand. What I want to know is what can happen to his hands once he gets older and less active, will his hands get weaker? or severe arthritis come in to play? He was diagnosed with severe carpal tunnel on both hands and after surgery his first hand is not how he expected it to be and what the Dr. said it would be once he had the surgery.
Hi ID2002...Unfortunately a doctor does not have the same affliction nor know how the surgery will react...They know what they have been taught and hope to expect...IMO, there are very few perfect specimens after the surgery....As far as how will he be in the future, I would say all of the above...IMO, as with me, it does not get better...It gets worse...Wrist braces from the drugstore might help him when it gets rough....Take care...
Thanks for replying, what is IMO? I know that every person is different and I know that the doctors can only do so much, I guess I just want my father who is 59 years old to not loose complete use of his hands and I'm just trying to gather and research as much as possible before he commits to having surgery in his left hand. In a way you could say I trusted and was re assured by the doctor that my dads hand would be back to normal after the surgery and well... its not so now I just want to cover all bases and get as much info as possible before he decides on the date of his surgery.
IMO means "in my opinion". I too have carpal tunnel in both hands and am opting out of any surgery at this time. I'm hearing too many people say that it is not cure all and really doesn't help. Do what your gut instinct tells you to do because with this condition, unfortunately that's all we have. Don't worry, examine the facts and use good old fashioned common sense. These days we let fear of not having surgery lead us down the wrong path. Try an alternative or osteopath for second opinions. Research, research and more research. Good luck!
Thank You, unfortunately I'm doing a lot more research now because his first surgery didn't help much but it did stop the night pains and the numbness in his fingers, but he lost strength and it still hurts. I will keep my research going and going.