Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes pain, numbness, tingling and weakness in the hand and wrist. It occurs when there is increased pressure within the wrist on a nerve called the median nerve. This nerve provides sensation to the thumb, index, and middle fingers, and to half of the ring finger.
Since then, I am in much more pain than before surgery, and two of my fingers are completely numb. I cannot even button a button, and tying my shoes is a chore. What would cause the pain to worsen after surgery?
We respect your privacy. Your symptoms suggest a relatively uncommon problem that can follow trauma, surgery, or any painful condition. The inciting event can be minor, and is usually disproportionate to the reaction that follows it.
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Carpal tunnel syndrome causes tingling, numbness, or pain in the hand. The wrist bones and ligament form a tunnel, a passage for the median nerve and finger tendons. Repetitive strain may cause swelling that pinches and traps the nerve within the tunnel.
I had carpal tunnel release and trigger thumb surgery 11 days ago. I was taken to emergency after 7 days because of the pain. I saw the surgeon on the day after.
Carpal tunnel release surgery is an operation to relieve symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome CTS. These can include numbness, tingling and pain in your hand. The operation involves dividing a ligament in your wrist to relieve pressure on a nerve that controls movement and feeling.
Open carpal tunnel release is the commonest surgical treatment of median nerve compression at the wrist. Although successful in most cases, there are well described complications. We report a case of laceration of the deep motor branch of the ulnar nerve at the level of the hook of hamate following a complicated carpal tunnel decompression.