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Hi, just wondering if anyone has had the carpal tunnel release surgery done.

Ive been having a problem with both hands for ages and today i went to see the orthopedic dr. He wants to do this surgery on both my hands.

Just want to hear other peoples experiences of this?

KirsteyJames
5 months ago
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KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames
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5 months ago

Are you in the UK? Ive seen videos on youtube but they are from america and people get put to sleep but in the UK i think your awake. It says the surgery doesnt work for some people and there can be complications. I just dont know if its something i should be doing at 32 🤣

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nicolajaynehend
nicolajaynehend5 months ago

Hi kirsteyjames I have carpal tunnel in both hands. And I will not have the op. I've all so got rheumatoid arthritis arthumritis lupus and other health issues. Doctors told me it would not help me because of what I got. I get good days and bad days. Hope the op helps you .

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KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames
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5 months ago

I dont mind having the op if it will help me but im not sure if i have carpel tunnel or something else. I was literally in the room 5 minutes. He said so youve been referred because of your hands can you tell me more? I said when i wake up in the mornings my arms feel dead and tingly and i feel like ive got no strength. I do have pins and needles and numbness or aching some other times but mostly in the morning. He took my right hand and tapped on it and i said my fingers felt funny. So he said i can have the surgery or try a splint and just deal with it. He asked if i wanted help and i said yes so he gave me a leaflet and said they would be in touch with an apppointment to have surgery. Can he really diagnose it in minutes? I assumed there would be some tests or sensors to see if the nerve was trapped 🙈

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Jamala
Jamala5 months ago

I had this done 18 years ago on one hand under local. The relief was instant after the drugs had worn off. I was back at work 2 days later and driving a week later when I had the bandages and stitches removed. I wouldn't have both hands done at the same time as I had a few problems washing and dressing but I haven't had any problems since and my scar is virtually invisible.

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KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames
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5 months ago

Thank you, thats made me feel a lot better 🙂 My wife and I have been talking about it this evening and i think im going to go ahead (one hand at a time) 👍🏻

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Jamala
Jamala5 months ago

KirsteyJames Good luck. It is worth it and because it's local you are out and home in a couple of hours.

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KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames
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3 months ago

Jamala i had my left hand done yesterday and im in agony. I dont know if something has gone wrong ir if its supposed to hurt this much 🙈😭

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Jamala
Jamala3 months ago

KirsteyJames 2 paracetamol and 2 ibuprofen every 4 hours for a couple of days I was told but didn't need them. Sorry you are in agony, follow the instructions from the hospital as you may be a bit bruised but I am sure you will feel fine as it heals. Good luck.

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