You can take Tylenol and/or ibuprofen to help with any pain or swelling. Also, rest and ice help to manage any pain after the procedure.
Open and close the hand several times an hour to prevent the fingers from stiffening up. Avoid doing a lot of repetitive activity, such as typing. Otherwise, there is no physical or occupational therapy after the procedure.
You shouldn’t lift more than 10-20 pounds for two weeks. Your hand needs to stay dry for about two to three days. It will be wrapped in gauze until your follow-up visit. While bathing, you can keep your hand dry by putting a plastic bag over it and securing it with tape or a rubber [...]
For people that do light office work or driving without any manual labor, you can return to work the next day. If you do more repetitive work, work on an assembly line or in a factory, or work with mechanical tools, it depends on how much repetitive activity and lifting you do on a daily [...]
People often feel burning, tingling, or numbness in their hand and wrist, particularly at night or first thing in the morning. Many people often wake at night feeling the need to “shake out” their hand. Additionally, some people experience weakness in their hands and fingers that results in trouble gripping or holding objects.
Conservative treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome include splinting, medications, injections, and stretching exercises. If these treatments are ineffective, surgery is the next step. Many people don't move forward with surgery because of the risk and recovery time. However, now at the Ovation Hand Institute people that suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome can get immediate relief [...]
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve is compressed in the carpal tunnel in the wrist. The result is pain, numbness and restricted movement in the hand and fingers. It also interferes with sleep quality. It affects a variety of people, most often those who work with their hands in repetitive motions. Other risk [...]
If you still have symptoms after several weeks to months of non-surgical treatment, you can consider surgery. Additionally, you can consider surgery if your symptoms are severe and restrict your normal daily activities, or interfere with your work. Finally, if you have damage to the median nerve or risk of nerve damage, you should consider [...]