Well I am 6 days post surgery and doing amazingly well. Today I thought I’d see if I could -pick up - my 7 pound banjo and if so, I’d see what playing felt like.
I was easily able to pick up my banjos and played a bit of 3-finger and Clawhammer, slow.
I am thrilled to say the least.
I have had CTS for over 25 years and done numerous alternative therapies, some worked (prolozone therapy!) some didn’t (acupuncture). But finally decided to go for the surgery.
I am so glad. Haven’t had any wrist or arm numbness and I am healing well. Can’t open tight jar lids yet, but I can do a lot. I iced and elevated my wrists for the first 48 hours and still doing morning and evening ice as needed. No pain meds at all after 24 hours.
Picture is 5 days after surgery. Videos are from this morning. 6 days after surgery.
I am happy for you, and your healing progress. Brad
So glad your surgery went well and you're healing without any problems.
It's amazing how much carpal tunnel surgery has changed in the last 20-30 years. My sister had surgery done back in the 80s and she has a pretty big scar and it took her about 6 weeks to get back to work typing and doing clerical chores and playing the piano.
Comtngal , what is the name of that song in the bluegrass video? It's one I've wanted to learn, but I can't find the name of it.
I had a similar experience with my right hand. The left hand is not as bad and I can live with it -- doesn't bother me when playing. The modern carpal tunnel release technique (with the necessary tools) is great.
Hope your road to recovery is smooth and short.
Atta Girl !!!
Love it when a plan comes together.... :0)
Helpful post. Needing CTS on my right hand and interested in a double puncture procedure as well, so this was a great post to see. Seems like a much speedier recovery process than an open incision approach. Best wishes for continued recovery and improvement.
Happy to hear that things are going well for you.
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