Post-Surgery Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms Remain with muscle atrophy, no relief

by chris columbus
(greenville, ms)

Had carpal tunnel synrdome bilateral hands.

Post-surgery cts symptoms remain and right hand has began to atrophy on palm side @ thumb area.

Actually no feeling @ all either hands/fingers.

Some feeling @ tip of 3rd finger of left hand.

Unable to bend index finger of right hand completly often can only bend slightly @ first joint.

Also just past wrist area on top side of right forearm i developed a raised area that is puffy as though swollen it is approx 2cm in lenght.

At times my hands are swollen. remain numb.

My orthopedic surgeon has put me on lyrica for 4 wks and wants me to continue to see if may possible help. i also take neurotin 600mg daily.

I have continued the exercises i was shown to do once i had used up my physical therapy visits.

I am diabetic controlled with diet and glyburide/ metformin 5/500 one daily. i take a multivitamin daily.

i have worked as a truck driver for the past 12 years and my hopes are to find a treatment or something to alleviate this problem and return to work.

this has become a 7 month nightmare and i have remained on workers comp and now on long term disability in which they strongly encourage me to begin the process for approval for social security disability. the physician, neurologist, surgeon all said i have the worst case of carpal tunnel they have ever seen.

i am curious to know if what you offer is an answer for my cts. thank you.

chris columbus


Joshua Answers:

Hi Chris. That doesn't sound fun at all!

Ok, so.

In answer to your question, The Carpal Tunnel Treatment That Works DVD is definitely something that would be of benefit to you.

Without a doubt. You definitely have structural issues from all that driving.

Having said that, the content of the dvd is not the total answer for you specifically.

We have to deal with the health of your body overall.

I'm working off two assumptions:

Assumption 1: You are a stereotypical trucker that historically has eaten horribly and has drank a lot of soda and/or coffee, little to no exercise, smokes(?), etc. True, False?

Assumption 2: The surgery DID NOT nick or cut your nerve, causing
nerve damage. Maybe you know otherwise.

Plus, you are diabetic, so that's a big clue.

So you could benefit from the DVD, without doubt. But if you want a CURE, you need to start deeper than muscle and connective tissue and go after your nutritional health.


1. Get your Vitamin D level checked. THIS IS VITAL. Go do it today/tomorrow. I could say more about this, but I won't. Trust me. Go get a Vitamin D level. (if you already know what yoru level is, let me know what it is.)

2. Inflammation Causes Vitamin B6 Deficiency. Read that page, and start taking 100-200 mg of B6 and 1,000-2500mcg (micrograms, not milligrams) of B12 (methylcobalamin, not cyanocobalamin).

B6 and B12 can be HUGE factors in Carpal Tunnel issues. You must make sure you aren't deficient here.

3. Magnesium for Tendonitis and Carpal Tunnel. Read that page, make sure you go to the Magnesium Dosage link at the bottom to find out how much and what kind.

4. This MAY be the hardest. Adjust your diet and go Gluten Free for 2 months. I suspect that do deal with your CTS symptoms we also need to deal with your Diabetes. No white, processed flour. No Sugar. (If that's all you cut out, that will be GREAT.)

The bummer is, the surgeries were probably doomed to fail from the start. If you have symptoms from vitamin deficiency and tight muscles up at the neck and shoulder, surgery will only make things worse, and not better.

First things first. Let's cover the nutrition bases. This is cheap and easy.

Also I'm curious. Say more about the atrophy, and what kind of multivitamins are you taking?

More questions, more answers.

Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert

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Feb 09, 2013
by: KK


Also, if you're on Metformin, you should take a look at this page: Side Effects of Metformin

And you may want to try increasing your nutrition as opposed to increasing pharmaceutical drugs that cause problems/worse symptoms......

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