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Can You Have Carpal Tunnel Surgery in Both Hands at the Same Time?
Can You Have Carpal Tunnel Surgery in Both Hands at the Same Time?

Most of us use our hands practically every minute without ever thinking about it. But when you have carpal tunnel syndrome, you get tingling, pain, lack of sensation in the fingers. The treatments like corticosteroids and braces may be helpful, but you may need help of carpal tunnel surgeon in more severe cases.

Carpal tunnel syndrome happens due to median nerve pressure. This is how you and all your fingers feel in your thumb except your small finger. When the nerve goes through the wrist it crosses the carpal tunnel that is a narrow path and made by ligament and bone. This tunnel is squeezed and pinched on your median nerve if you get swelling in your wrist.

When the Doctor May Recommend Surgery?

Carpal tunnel syndrome can weaken hand and wrist muscles over time. Your condition will continue to worsen if symptoms last too long and you may need carpal tunnel surgery in both hands.

Your doctor may suggest surgery if any of this sounds like your situation:

  • Additional treatments — such as braces, corticosteroids and daily routine changes failed to help.
  • Your pain, tingling or numbness do not go away or reduce in six months.
  • It's harder to grasp, grasp, or pinch objects as you have once done.

When you decide to go for carpal tunnel surgery in both hands, definitely do not do both hands simultaneously except if you have a close proximately complete caregiver with whom you have a close personal connation and trust for several weeks of personal hygiene and intimate care. Without using either hand, life can be complicated.

A hand operated before it is fully cured may lead to serious potentially complicated complications and the generation of scar tissue. Carpal Tunnel can actually be made worse after operation than before the surgeon at the base of the hand by the formation of scar tissue. Soft tissue healing takes at least six weeks, and if complications with bacterial infection arise, can take up to 8 weeks or even 12 weeks.

If the caregiver is not immediately available, the temptation for most people to use your hand for some important task is too high. There is a high likelihood that you are placed in a position where your hand has to be used to perform a work with too much force before the injured tissue is finished, even if you think you will have the caregiver's full time attention. Therefore it is strongly recommended that you do not have an operation on both hands simultaneously for carpal tunnel release.

See us at Neuroscience Specialist for carpal tunnel surgeon. We will guide you in the process where you can recover from the syndrome without much complication.

**Disclaimer- Information presented here is not intended to be qualified medical advice. Nothing expressed herein creates a doctor-patient relationship.