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UhYeaJoe

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Carpel Tunnel
« on: February 10, 2015, 03:43:14 pm »

Anyone dealing/dealt with this crap?

Any ideas on treatment besides exercises? Been doing those for a month with no improvement.
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Re: Carpel Tunnel
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2015, 04:57:48 pm »

A surgeon can perform a carpal tunnel release, which will relieve some of the tightness, but not sure if you are to the point of wanting a surgery. 

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002976.htm
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Re: Carpel Tunnel
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2015, 09:43:14 am »

Surgery helped pair of my friends plus using a specialized mouse pad and keyboard paid helped my wife a ton.l
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Re: Carpel Tunnel
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2015, 02:32:06 pm »

Keep doing the exercises and do them exactly as directed.  The number one reason for failure of physical therapy (in my made up mind statistics) is a lack of patient cooperation.

The only way to know if you must have surgery is if you have completed a physical therapy regimen as prescribed and you have no improvement.  Surgery should always be a final option, in my opinion.

I hope your condition improves with the least invasive method.  Good luck, my friend.
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Re: Carpel Tunnel
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2015, 07:24:54 pm »

I can recommend a surgeon if you ever need it. Takes him 5 - 10 mins literally to fix you up.
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Re: Carpel Tunnel
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2015, 09:00:11 pm »

I can recommend a surgeon if you ever need it. Takes him 5 - 10 mins literally to fix you up.

How long is the healing process?
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Re: Carpel Tunnel
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2015, 08:59:07 pm »

How long is the healing process?

I couldn't tell you. I do anesthesia and carpal tunnel releases are pretty quick. So, I see the surgery not the recovery side of it. Hopefully someone else can chime in.
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Re: Carpel Tunnel
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2015, 01:44:48 pm »

My friend had carpal tunnel surgery.  His recovery seemed to take a couple of months, but I wasn't really around him during that time.  He had the kind where they cut open an incision in the palm.  Apparently there's another type of surgery as well.

I've been fighting it for a few years now.  The main thing that I do is to keep the wrist straight when typing, using the mouse, etc.  I've been wearing a wrist brace at all times during PC/Playstation usage to help with this.  Also been wearing it to bed because your wrist can get bent all kinds of ways while you're sleeping.

Good luck.  At least the surgery won't take long, if any of us end up having to get it.
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Re: Carpel Tunnel
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2015, 07:36:31 pm »

  I believe the decision to have carpal tunnel surgery depends on how much it is affecting your day to day activities and how significant the impingement is. In my experience, if  it doesn't get better with splints, with PT and other therapies...or if you can't completely change your daily activities, have the surgery.

  Have the surgery before you have permanent nerve damage and loss of function and loss of muscle. Do your research, find the best surgeon and do it. Once it gets to a certain point, it won't get better so why wait?

   
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Re: Carpel Tunnel
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2015, 09:29:35 am »

Thanks for the replies. Had a cortisone shot. Only helped some so it looks like it will probably be surgery.
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Re: Carpel Tunnel
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2016, 04:33:51 pm »

have a shaking hand on one side but it comes and goes... wonder if that could be the problem...?
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