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Comment from: Gorzquinn, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: November 04

While recovering from torn distal bicep surgery, I noted the initial signs and symptoms four to five weeks post-surgery. The adjustable elbow brace I wore for a two months 24/7 I believe created the problem (carpal tunnel syndrome). This brace is designed to support and restrict, and adjusted over a period of time so the arm and elbow can return to normal function. During my recovery, the focus is on repaired torn distal bicep, the brace is designed to limit and restrict movement. It is here the 4 straps of this device are applying pressure to your upper and lower. The amount of tension applied to these straps create a force of pressure and over a period of time will cause problems like mine. Therefore, the use of the adjustable elbow brace should be reviewed.

Comment from: Bongo,Herts, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 09

I had been in constant pain at night in both hands for ever and eventually went to my doctor who in turn sent me to a specialist. He diagnosed carpal tunnel syndrome and advised that I should have the procedure. I had the left hand done 5 years ago because I am right handed and also disabled so thought I would not have that hand done first. Well, the left hand is fine but the right hand was getting worse and driving me crazy so I had the operation Tuesday under local anesthetic. The pain is still intense and the numbness is still apparent, so I don't think it worked but I will persevere with it as it is only 5 days ago. I am still in a dressing and bandage and due to go to my doctor Friday for a checkup, but the nagging dull pain I got at night has gone and I am sleeping better. I will just have to wait and see if it improves.

Comment from: Lynne, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 18

I have recently purchased a mattress topper and it has really improved my carpal tunnel syndrome condition. It is not waking me up every morning. Hope this may help other sufferers.

Comment from: earlbowden, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: August 27

My tarsal tunnel syndrome started about eight years ago. My feet started to feel as if they were burning. I thought it might just be my shoes, or socks, or just tired feet. But the burning didn't go away, it got worse over time. It was almost unbearable some days. Then I started getting the tingling and numbness. I finally went to the doctor, and he did some diabetes tests and then prescribed some medicine. It took a couple of tries, but we finally settled on Amitriptyline and Lyrica. They worked, somewhat. The side affects included drowsiness - I had zero energy almost all day long, and I would fall asleep soon after getting home from work, causing me to not be able to get to sleep later in the night when I usually went to bed. We adjusted the strengths and times for the medicine, which did help with the drowsiness, but then the strength of the medicine wasn't enough to give me any real relief from the pain. By now, I'm getting shooting pains all over my feet, too. I'm about going out of my head with the pains, the numbness, and the tingling. I think I may have found doctors who can help with surgery, but I found out they don't work with my insurance carrier. I'm that close, and now I can't pay for relief. Hopefully I can work something out with these doctors or with my insurance carrier. Maybe there's other doctor's in the Denver area that do the surgery, and can work with my insurance company.

Comment from: Paul F., 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: August 27

I started my new job six months ago as a script writer, so I spend a lot of time at my new desk. I started getting numbness in my left hand and fingers and then pins and needles. It's almost a constant thing now; it's really painful to sleep, as most positions hurt. I have recently been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. I had the nerve conduction tests (I nearly passed out) that diagnosed the problem. The doctor is suggesting surgery. I just want my hand back to normal.

Comment from: 45-54 Female Published: February 04

I was having pain, numbness, tingling in my hands for 2 years. The pain got worse was awakening from the pain. A year ago I was tested and they said I had carpal tunnel. They told me I needed surgery. I didn't have time to take off from work and I didn't want to go under the knife so I waited another year. Well I just had the surgery 4 weeks ago. The first week I felt better still had numbness but not that sharp pain. Two weeks after the surgery I started getting pain around the thumb and the middle of my hand. Now the pain is worse now than before the surgery. The pain shoots all the way up my arm. Just think before you decide to do the surgery. You might be worse off like me.

Comment from: lilac, Female (Patient) Published: January 28

My carpal tunnel syndrome started about a year ago. I went to my doctor who diagnosed me with severe carpal tunnel syndrome. My doctor is suggesting surgery, but I don't want to go under the knife. I went to my masseuse and had her massage my hands for almost one month. Finally, my carpal tunnel syndrome has gone and don't need to undergo operation.


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