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Has anyone had surgery for carpal tunnel?

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      Kandykahne 5 wrote Feb 14, 2011
    • I found out last year both of my wrists are bad enough to need surgery. They are progressively getting worse to the point I’m loosing feeling in my hands and it is getting hard to certain things and I drop things all the time. Typing is getting hard to do too!
      When I saw the doctor last he gave me two options....surgery or we could try cortisone shots. I’m debating on what to do.
      If you had the surgery how did it work out for you?




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      Kyah wrote Feb 14, 2011
    • I'm a secretary and I find myself trying to exercise my hands and wrists after a few hours of straight typing. I used to work in a hospital department of surgery and the plastic surgeon I worked for told me at no time  should you have the surgery, because the surgery relieves the tight carpal band but in time that band stretches out and there's nothing you can do about that at that point your hands become absolutely useless.  

      Have you thought about acupuncture? Cortisone is okay but after two times you will need to worry about the bones in your wrist (and there are many) becoming brittle. Three people I know (and one had a thing about needles) had the acupuncture done by bonafide specialists, and they no longer need the splints and no longer feel any pain.




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      Momofthreeprincess wrote Feb 15, 2011
    • I had the surgery on one wrist about 23 years ago and have not any more problems with that one.  I needed to get it done one the left but because of insurance changes didn’t get it done then.  I wish I had.  Now that I have put it off for so long I have permanent nerve damage.  I have cut my finger and don’t realize it till I see the blood.  Get a second opinion and talk to a doctor that specializes with nerve surgery.




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      Anne E wrote Feb 15, 2011
    • My younger brother had the surgery and said it helped him.




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      Kandykahne 5 wrote Feb 15, 2011
    • I’ve heard that can happen Kyah and that makes me nervous! I have never thought of acupuncture and I will check into that.
      I have had two opinions so far from a neurologist and my orthopedic surgeon who has known me for many years. Even my Rheumatologist said have the surgery if it is getting worse. Thank you all for your help I am going to do more research.happy




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      Kmarie wrote Feb 15, 2011
    • I had the surgery in 1988 or 1989. I have had no real complications. I went to a hand specialist and he did a really good job. I have had friends who have had more complications with stiffness but it is always better than before the surgery. I just make sure to keep my wrist warm always




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      Kyah wrote Feb 19, 2011
    • Diana, here’s my suggestion, see if you can find an acupuncturist who specializes in carpal tunnel treatments BEFORE you seek the surgeon. Like I said, the 3 people I know had CT BAD and now, no longer have it at all. Eastern medicine has been around 4000 years, I’m sure they know something western medicine doesn’t.




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      UK Girl wrote Feb 19, 2011
    • My mum has acupuncture and didn’t need the surgery.

      I’m a huge fan of acupuncture and I would always try this before surgery




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