I Had Carpal Tunnel And I Still Have Symptoms. Is This Normal?

The Mayo Clinic fielded this question, which contains excellent information about what carpal tunnel is, as well as the healing process after you have surgery to repair it.  Some people have immediate relief from their pain, but some don’t, which can be concerning.  Nerves usually improve at a rate of 1 inch every month, so relief of your symptoms can be slow.  Patients with the worst symptoms typically find the most immediate relief, but it can take up to a year to experience the maximum benefits of this surgery.  If you have concerns, it is always best to contact your surgeon’s office.  It could be a problem further up your arm, shoulder, neck, or brain that could require further assessment.  Dr. Bents frequently does carpal tunnel surgeries on patients from around our Southern Oregon region and hears patients very pleased to get back to their normal daily activities.  Paragon Orthopedic Center is happy to schedule you for a visit: 541-472-0603.  Read the full Mayo Clinic article here:

Mayo Clinic Q&A: Full Recovery After Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Can Take up to a Year