No Grip Still Five Months After Carpal Tunnel Surgery
I had surgery done on my right hand on september 9 2009. I had severe carpal tunnel syndrome.
My hand has healed but I still have pain in the palm, my wrist still has pain, my middle fingers go numb, but my biggest problem is no strength in my hand, i have no grip. and it seems to be getting worse.
Hi Art. Thanks for sharing.
I wonder if the nerve is still constricted at the wrist. Is the numbness and loss of wrist strength the same as it was pre-surgery, or different?
I also wonder how much of that numbness etc is coming from up at the front of the neck and chest/shoulder. Surgery wouldn't help that at all.
1. If you haven't been, start IceDipping as described on the How To Reduce Inflammation page.
As many dips as you are motivated to do for a week, let's see what happens.
You have inflammation in place, and all the tight muscles and connective tissue in the forearm that were there before surgery is still there too. Icing helps get new stuff in and old stuff out, which helps EVERYTHING.
2. Inflammation Causes Vitamin B6 Deficiency. It can't hurt to start supplementing with B6, it might help a lot if B6 deficiency is part of the problem.
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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert