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Question Carpal Tunnel Issues

Carpal Tunnel issues in both wrists. The right, the dominant hand seems to have a highly moderate case. Just had the nerve testing and its confirmed. Anyone else deal with this and the surgery and it's issues? Curious to know as to how long this will affect my wrist and how it will impact the upcoming season.
So, any and all replies as to how long recovery, healing, etc will take please feel free to chime in...
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get a second opinion. I did 20+ years ago when my dr. wanted to do both of my hands ASAP. I went to the Cleveland Clinic and they fixed me up without any surgery at all in one day. what do you do for a living?
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I few years ago I had carpal Tunnel sever. Doc wanted to do surgery. I bought gloves for the purpose a local drug store and wore them at night. Cured me no problems since.
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I few years ago I had carpal Tunnel sever. Doc wanted to do surgery. I bought gloves for the purpose a local drug store and wore them at night. Cured me no problems since.
basically my story as well. I was blacksmithing full time and a few SIMPLE changes solved my severe problems almost overnight!
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I've been having trouble lately too. I don't know if it's carpal tunnel or not. I got into a bad habit of sleeping on my side with my hand under my head, took me a long time to break the habit and sometimes I still do it unconsiously in my sleep. My hand (mostly right, dominant hand) seem to get numb when I'm gripping something for a long time, most notably while fly fishing and bike riding. Maybe I should give these braces/gloves a try.
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If your work is repetitive hand motion and is not helped by wrist braces and a second opinion verifies the diagnosis, I would recommend the surgery. I am in the jack of all trades facilities maintenance line of work. Im sure all the years of swinging a hammer and the shock from that aggravated it. For 6 months straight I was laying floor tile and the constant leaning on my hands and the constant placing and slapping tiles down aggravated the carpal tunnel in both wrist. I had surgery a few months apart . After one wrist healed and therapy showed improvement the other was done. Total recovery and therapy was 4-5 months. Actual pain and non use of each hand was about 2 weeks. It has been almost 20 years now and I don't have any issues. Now my knees from all that tiling, different story.

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get a second opinion. I did 20+ years ago when my dr. wanted to do both of my hands ASAP. I went to the Cleveland Clinic and they fixed me up without any surgery at all in one day. what do you do for a living?
Commercial roofing/waterproofing, yeah using the hands all day. The nerve test confirms the carpal tunnel and now been reading up on the minimal invasive surgery. Spoke with a few others that had the surgery and its a 50/50 success rate. Oh well, gonna have to make a decision rather sooner than later.

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Talked to a guy in CA who had problems with his surgery encouraged me to go the glove routine which worked.
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I was also tested by a specialist my Dr. sent me to. First thing out of his mouth after the test was when do you want to have the surgery. I was like back up there Doc isn't there any other options - then he mentioned the wrist brace. Put it on over night for about a week and been fine ever since.

I was a commercial/industrial construction electrician - my problem started when the company bought cheap wirenuts that there was no tool for and we had to twist them on by hand(we later figured out to use a nut driver).

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I've been having trouble lately too. I don't know if it's carpal tunnel or not. I got into a bad habit of sleeping on my side with my hand under my head, took me a long time to break the habit and sometimes I still do it unconsiously in my sleep. My hand (mostly right, dominant hand) seem to get numb when I'm gripping something for a long time, most notably while fly fishing and bike riding. Maybe I should give these braces/gloves a try.
Stop doing that - right now! Seriously, I developed all sorts of shoulder issues because I slept with my arms extended over my head. It's a tough habit to break but you can do it. I honestly can not recall how I broke that habit but I know for a fact that once I did the shoulder pain was reduced and eventually stopped. They thought I had torn Rotator Cuffs..

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