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numbness tingling of the hands 24 hr a day doc want to do surgery I don't phical therapy didn't seems to help any suggestions to relive this from my body

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    • Flameember

      542d

      In my experience with it, my options were bracing whenever I could (especially at night), getting steroid shots, physical therapy, or surgery. I've been bracing for years and bracing only did so much for me. Tried a little physical therapy and if anything it helped keep it tolerable while I'm working. By the time I got all the proper testing from my ortho (tested for severity last winter, was diagnosed about 3-4 years ago) it turned out both hands were just switching from moderate to severe, and were showing that I was close to getting signs of nerve damage. Did surgery for my right hand in February, and oh my god has it helped so much. It's so weird to feel my hand fall asleep and just plain fall asleep without it being the normal pain we all know from CT. Took me about a month for main recovery, then went back to work on weight restrictions for a few weeks after. My only mistake was not doing physical therapy for the recovery process. Getting my left hand done in August and I'm so so excited.

    • Flameember

      542d

      In my experience with it, my options were bracing whenever I could (especially at night), getting steroid shots, physical therapy, or surgery. I've been bracing for years and bracing only did so much for me. Tried a little physical therapy and if anything it helped keep it tolerable while I'm working. By the time I got all the proper testing from my ortho (tested for severity last winter, was diagnosed about 3-4 years ago) it turned out both hands were just switching from moderate to severe, and were showing that I was close to getting signs of nerve damage. Did surgery for my right hand in February, and oh my god has it helped so much. It's so weird to feel my hand fall asleep and just plain fall asleep without it being the normal pain we all know from CT. Took me about a month for main recovery, then went back to work on weight restrictions for a few weeks after. My only mistake was not doing physical therapy for the recovery process. Getting my left hand done in August and I'm so so excited.

    • tjsjs

      576d

      Thanks for the response I was just hoping for something other then surgery the pain is unbearable at times to the point you just can't pretend it's not there everyday activities are getting impossible . Iam glad you have got some relief wish u well an for a 100 percent healing 😊

      • Kadair

        570d

        @tjsjs I wish you best and hope you start to feel some relief soon!

      • Kadair

        570d

        @tjsjs I know it isn't what you wanted to hear but that is the only thing that worked for me. I know it is hard and the pain is unbearable, but when it is that severe you will need to think about it. The nerve damage can possibly heal after the surgery. The pain will be a different pain, and what I mean by that it isn't a constant pain like your having now. It also feels different and only happens if you try lifting things to heavy or accidently hit the surgery area. The way they explained what the surgery does makes sense. They said the tendons around the nerves and ligaments are squeezing them so tight which causes them to rub together constantly. So your nerve is always triggered and also gets damaged in the processes. I have some loss in strength and a few numb spots in my hands but over all I would do the surgery again over the pain I was having. I couldn't work before because of the pain I was having. I tired and it was so painful I was in tears. And it was simple tasks!! It was so embarrassing!! I actually ran into my old boss just the other day and told her what has happened since I left. Now I have more issues going on that do not involve my wrists. So trying to work on that as well.

    • Kadair

      576d

      I personally have tried everything before, and nothing helped. I did the surgery for both hands and it feels 90% better. I only say 90% because you have a different pain that only comes and goes if you try to do something and hit the area where the surgery happened. That is only because the nerve there is now exposed under the skin. But, it is a lot better than being in pain all the time!! So, my opinion is to do the surgery. Two big reasons I did it was because I didn't want the pain anymore and I also didn't want to lose what feelings I had left in my hands. Yes there is some loss in areas of my hands but the longer you wait the more feeling you had in your hands will disappear all together. The nerve damage is serious.

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