By Joshua Tucker

Carpal Tunnel Hand Surgery on Right and Left Hands didn't work

by Debbie
(Tucson, AZ)

I had Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery on the right hand in November 09 and on the left in December 09.

In January and February of 2010 I did hand therapy for approx. 6 weeks (2 X per week). I still did not receive any relief in fact the pain was much worse than before the surgery and numbness was still present.

In April of 2010 I had my 1st nerve conduction test which showed that the nerves were still compressed in both hands. The test was repeated in June 2010 with the same results.

In July 2010 I had the right had re-surgeried and a trigger thumb released. I went to hand therapy in August and September of 2010. My right hand is now worse than ever. I have the feeling of a terrible toothache in both palms all the time with very sharp (intermittent)shooting pains that take your breath away.

My left thumb is also a trigger and is frozen 95% of the time in extension. The left hand cannot undergo re-surgery since the right hand has not recovered.

I cannot open cans, jars, door knobs, cut meat, etc, etc. I tried to get Mayo to evaluate since I believe something else may be going on but they turned me down saying that any additional treatment or surgery at this time would further diminish the long term use of my hands.

I have started acupunture today in the hopes that it will reduce the level of pain to tolerable. I currently only get 3-5 hrs sleep per night and not continuous due to the pain.

Any suggestions?


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Joshua Answers:

Suggestions, yes!

1. NO MORE SURGERY! Causing more damage and trauma to your wrist/hand/lower arm is probably not a good idea. Your nervous system is freaked out enough as it is.


2. Consider the possibility that that numbness etc may be coming from tight short muscles stepping on the hose of the nerve up at the front of the neck.




3. Consider the possibility that you may be nutritionally deficient. Magnesium for Tendonitis being a big one.


4. Learn How To Reduce Inflammation. And start doing that activity TODAY!


5. If you haven't already, you may want to get my The Carpal Tunnel Treatment That Works DVD and Quick Start Companion ebook that comes with it.

You're in a pretty acute situation. You had Tendonitis with some specific aspects of a Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. You also had an advanced Pain Causing Dynamic and highly active Process of Inflammation.

Multiple surgeries have made all that worse. Heightened all those dynamics and it's obviously negatively affecting your structure, (and your ability to sleep, which is necessary for healing).

Unfortunately, it's unlikely that the surgeries were even targeting the right spot/problem area. But they damaged you nonetheless.


You need to attack (in a good way) the ecology of your arms. Right now it's tight, constrictive, irritable, painful, etc. And that's a feedback loop that makes things tighter, more irritable, more painful, etc.





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Nov 24, 2014
third time for carpal tunnel surgery both hands
by: Anonymous

I first had carpal tunnel surgery in 1993, I guess I had I had it pretty bad.

I had open hand releases, in both hands. It took almost a year to recover. Both hands were in bad shape. I did recover. Went back to work.

About ten years later I had the same symptoms again, again sent though all the testing, again n had CTS, (second time)OK had the survey again (again had open release). H

Here it it is 13 years later, and guess what, yep again Carpal tunnel, in both hands for the third time!

Again had to have a release. Just had my left hand done, waiting gfor it to heal up, so I can get the right hand done. Here's my question, why do I keep getting CTS?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks


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Joshua Comments:

Hi Anonymous.

You didn't leave your name, email, nor check the notifications box, so you may or not find this response, so I'll keep it short.

You keep 'getting' carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms because surgery doesn't get rid of the factors that cause carpal tunnel syndrome.

It took 10 years, but the tight muscles and connective tissue kept getting tighter, the process of inflammation stayed in place, and the nutrittional insufficiency/deficiency stayed in place got worse.

Also, I'm curious. If the first two surgeries didn't fix it (and the first one took A YEAR to recover from???), why would you do it a third time?

Surgery injures the body, and the body doesn't like that.


Some thoughts on recovery from surgery: Carpal Tunnel Surgery Recovery



Jan 26, 2014
What now???? Pain is worse after Carpal Tunnel Surgery
by: Kel

I suffered with Carpel tunnel for 14 years before surgery. Right- March 2012 and Left- August 2012.

Recovery was slow and now in the past year it has just gotten a lot worse. Numerous of different tests done to rule out other things, But nerve conduction tests still Carpel tunnel!

This is now interfering with the quality of life! Im in constant pain, can never sleep, cannot carry any thing heavy. Its also getting in the way of my job.

I feel like I have no strength, my hands are so weak and numbness and shooting pains are so unbearable at times im in tears! Basic things like even going shopping and grabbing something off the shelf I drop because I cant feel how firm a grip I have.

Its starting to get embarrassing and as its getting worse its hard to hide from others...

I have tried every medication prescribed to help with the pain and try to get some sleep and nothing works. I wear splints to bed and get physio but it doesn't really help. Im at my wits end as I can no longer drive any further than 20 mins as my hands turn to constant pins and needles and pain on the steeling wheel if I drive longer than that.

Doctor has told me to give up my job(Childcare) and have the surgery again! Well if it didn't work the first time why have it again right!!!!

Well doc said maybe I just have to have hope 2nd time around that it will work... Confused.. what next? I don't wanna be in pain anymore. I have dreams in years to come that I will slowly lose the use of my hands... Any suggestions appreciated.


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Joshua Comments:

Hi Kel.

Get The Carpal Tunnel Treatment That Works Dvd and companion ebook.

You need a complete plan that deals with the actual reasons that you have the symptoms you have, and you need to get to work. (That's my opinion, of course.)

Also, frankly, you may want to consider never never ever ever seeing that doctor again. 'HOPE' that a second invasive flesh cutting surgery helps? Surgery when the surgeon has no idea why you're having problems?

That's insanity. (That's why I often don't have nice things to say about much of the hospital medicine industry.)

Anyhoo...surgery didn't deal with the original causes of your symptoms, and you still have those original causes slowly getting worse -and- aggravation of those causes by the insult and injury caused by surgery.

Obviously I haven't seen you in person, but in general, I at this point see no reason why you can't at worst reduce your symptoms by 50%+ and at best become pain free. -IF- you reverse the factors that are causing the pain/problem.




Jan 24, 2013
Hurting over a year after bilateral carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel surgeries
by: Gloria

I had bilateral carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel surgeries. The first was in May 2011 (left) and November 2011 (right). Two different surgeons and two different procedures. The first was open and the second one was micorscopic surgery.

I had four nerve study conduction and each one got worse each time performed . I have nerve now that does not respond and are still severe.

The results is nothing more they can do for me. I am still swelling at bilateral wrist and elbows. The pain is so severe, that I have to soak my hand in hot water to comfort the pain. I can not stand coldness. Unable to sit in an air condition rooms or use ice pack for the swelling. I was diagnose with peripheral neuropathy, tunnel. This is a new condition after the surgeries.

I am still diagnose with cubital tunnel and carpal tunnel in both extremities after the NCS. I had therapy on both upper extremities and the right hand is permanently numb. I need to watch when I cook or I would not know if I get burn.

Both extremities are painful from my finger tips to my shoulders. I am now attending pain management and is currently taking Gabapentin 3 times a day @ 300 mg a tablet. I also am taking 800 mg of ibuprofen for the swelling. None of these medications seems to help.


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Joshua Comments:

Hi Gloria.

I'm sorry to hear that. Sounds like the surgeon didn't help and even made things worse. That's unfortunate but unsurprising. And unfortunately, surgeons don't offer a money back guarantee.

Did they nick or cut your nerves?
Did they ever talk about nutrition and how it plays a role before surgery?





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