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Need Advice Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by backtothewoooo, Oct 16, 2020 at 6:13 AM.

  1. backtothewoooo

    backtothewoooo New Member

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    For those who've had carpal tunnel surgery - what are the pros & cons?
    • How long is recovery time?
    • How much improvement can I expect? (I'm keeping in mind that it's different for each individual.)
    I had the steroid shot in late July & have been wearing wrist braces every night. I try to do the hand exercises. But, it's starting to hurt (noticeably) again.

    For those who've had it done - is the surgery worth it? Thanks.
     
  2. DanAngie

    DanAngie New Member

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    I had it pretty bad. Right hand, numb fingers, struggling to type. I was ready to go get cut. My wife convinced me to go to a chiropractor who did a technique called Active Release. I thought the chance of success were pretty slim. So I went for a visit, he told me he worked on carpal tunnel all the time. Told me it would take 8 visits, my insurance covered it, just come for 4 and if I didn't seen any relief, don't come back. After 3 visits I started noticing a change. At the end of 8 visits, I was completely back to normal, no surgery. That was probably 12 years ago and no problems. The chiropractor, Jim Matchett and I are still friends today. Unfortunately he just moved out of the area. I'd absolutely look for another chiropractor in the area that does Active Release before surgery. I saw what my mom went through with her surgery and I was much better off with a faster recovery time.
     
  3. backtothewoooo

    backtothewoooo New Member

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    Hi, DanAngie. Thanks for your input.
    I tried the chiropractor route & he helped with my right hand, but not with my left hand. He did not do the Active Release technique, though.
    I've had a nerve conduction study & there are some nerve damage. I had a steroid shot 2.5 months ago & it seems to have worn off. I'm going back to the hand specialist to discuss my options. Good luck to me (=
     

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