Had the Carpal Tunnel Surgery now it's back...why is the wrist pain coming back?

by BJ

I had the Carpal Tunnel surgery about 5 yrs ago....recently it's doing the same on both hands...and the tingling in both arms are driving me crazy.

Why did it come back and what do I do now?

BJ in Texas


Joshua Answers:

Hello BJ.

Sorry to hear that that didn't work out.

Ultimately, the answer to your question of 'why did it come back' is due to the Pain Causing Dynamic.

Things got tight and caused problems. The surgery (to some degree or other) opened things up but didn't reverse the CAUSE of your pain numbness and problem.

We like to think that surgery for Tendonitis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome fixes things, but it's not surprising that pain and/or numbness and/or tingling eventually comes back.

The -ecology- of the area didn't get fixed.

Plus it's likely that some of that tingling is coming from up at your neck, where front of the neck muscles step on the hose of the nerves.

What to do now?

Well, the complete answer is in my The Carpal Tunnel Treatment That Works DVD and Quick Start Companion ebook.

Less complete:

1. Ice dip as described on the How To Reduce Inflammation page.

If you ice dip a bunch and it doesn't help the tingling, that points to the neck.

2. Self massage. Get to it. Soften and lengthen all the muscle and connective tissue.

That may sound too short and simple, but if that's all you did, it's likely that that would do the trick.

Granted, nutrition may play a role, i.e. Inflammation Causes Vitamin B6 Deficiency

More questions, more answers.

Please reply using the comment link below. Do not submit a new submission to answer/reply, it's too hard for me to find where it's supposed to go.

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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
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Jul 22, 2012
4 Days After Key Hole Surgery on my Right Wrist
by: 4D

I'm only 4 days after key hole surgery on my right wrist. The pain has been so minimal, I don't take any pain killers. I can move all my fingers, and so can do most miner tasks myself.

I am so impressed at my surgeon, and so grateful for the care. I was anticipating much worse, and actually it's all just great. I am so relieved to have finally made the decision to have the op and that it has been so good so far.

I am looking forward to the bandages coming off and being able to sleep at night and function during the day without the problems of carpel tunnel. i do a very physical job, so I have planned lots of recovery time off. All advice about resting is useful to remember.

So far, I am amazed at how easy it has all been and am glad to have done something about it.


Joshua Comments:

Hi 4D.

I'm glad to hear that the surgery went well, and 4 days later you're feeling good. Rest and recovery is good.

It's great that it's been 'easy' so far. Let's hope it continues that way. Easy doesn't always work for complex situations, but sometimes it definitely does.

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