Suggest treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome

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Posted on Tue, 28 Oct 2014 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I have had carpal
tunnel surgery. I had to go back to work after 10 days.I'm a decorator and a. Roofer. I'm still in pain after 10 months. My symptoms are coming back and my other hand is starting with it too. I really don't know what to do. Could you advise. I'm self employed so need to work.
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Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga 37 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Physical therapy

Detailed Answer:
hello I am sorry to hear that your symptoms have not improved significantly since surgery.

At this time I think you need to sit down with your doctors and put together a plan of physical therapy and strong anti-inflammatory medications to help you maintain your mobility and function.

If you continue to have issues you may need to apply for temporary disability.

Thanks again for sending your question. Please let us know if you have additional concerns.

Sincerely,

Dr. Galamaga
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Robert Galamaga 3 days later
Hello. I have to have the carpal tunnel done again.but I've noticed my third finger is very stiff and won't bend like the other fingers when making a fist.the joint at the finger nail end is a bit swollen it doesn't hurt a lot.could this be arthritis. Its more stiff at the end of the day if I've been working all day.
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Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga 21 hours later
Brief Answer:
Considerations

Detailed Answer:
This could be arthritis or what they call trigger finger. I would probably have the orthopedic specialists take a look at this. Sometimes an injection we'll help .
Sincerely,

Dr. Galamaga

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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