Problems after minor operation

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Had anyone had problems after operations.

I had carpul tunnel release surgery 5 weeks ago and an still in pain with it and it is still healing, my fist has now become swollen and doctor has now said that I might have nerve damaged or problems with dysautonomia over the operation. I have less movement in the hand now than I had two weeks after and doctor told me it would be two weeks recovery.

I still can't move or use the palm of my hand.

Does anyone know if the slow recovery is due to dysautonomia

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    Sorry for you dilemma Kim. I have had Carpal tunnel surgery on my right wrist and the recovery time was 8 weeks with intensive rehab. I had the surgery done on my left wrist twice and the same recovery time. My left hand still doesn't work right and due to arthritis and inflammation, I can not close either hand tight. I do have dysautonomia but I blame my hands on old age. What are you doing for therapy? i used vitamin E oil to massage the scar and it is important to break up the scar tissue otherwise it will impede the nerve impulses in your hand. They also used antibiotic whirlpool baths and fluto therapy on my hands.

    Good luck, Ken

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