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pain from carpal tunnel & trigger finger release surgery

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Feb 18, 2013. 11 Replies

hi there!my name is nikki, i live in northern California, and i was dx with t2 on diabetes day in 2008.i had the surgery on Wednesday and today's pain is the worse so far. since more pwd develop…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by shirehobbit Dec 25, 2011. 4 Replies

Hullo from Northern California!I was told I had T2 on World Diabetes Day in 2008! It would have been months earlier but my PCP was in denial (he kept telling me that my frequent trips to bathroom and…Continue

 

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Karen replied to shirehobbit's discussion 'pain from carpal tunnel & trigger finger release surgery'
"Kinesio taping is used for many body parts for inflammation/pain issues. My hand and wrist were very swollen after the surgery and after many OT sessions, the therapist tried this tape and it relieved a lot of my swelling and pain. It kind of…"
Feb 18, 2013
Michael replied to shirehobbit's discussion 'pain from carpal tunnel & trigger finger release surgery'
"Could you explain how kt taping was used? I use it for other things but know it is used in pt but do not know how."
Feb 17, 2013
Karen replied to shirehobbit's discussion 'pain from carpal tunnel & trigger finger release surgery'
"My hand and wrist were very swollen and I thought why did I have this surgery?? Eventually all was well, but I did have to go through therapy to help progress things along (never had therapy presurgery). The thing that worked the best for my…"
Feb 17, 2013
rick phillips replied to shirehobbit's discussion 'pain from carpal tunnel & trigger finger release surgery'
"7 months due to Rheumatoid Arthritis. Well that and playing shoot em up when I was 8. LOL Rick"
Feb 17, 2013
shirehobbit replied to shirehobbit's discussion 'pain from carpal tunnel & trigger finger release surgery'
"thanks for the advice, rick. I've lived with different types of chronic pain for decades, so I should be able to handle this. you say that your trigger finger hurts occasionally; how long ago was the surgery? Shire"
Feb 16, 2013
rick phillips replied to shirehobbit's discussion 'pain from carpal tunnel & trigger finger release surgery'
"My trigger finger surgery, on my dominate hand lasted about a week. Now it hurts occasionally, but my guess is that if you keep the pain meds light, enough to take the edge off up too the amount prescribed, the meds will start decreasing Sunday or…"
Feb 16, 2013
shirehobbit replied to shirehobbit's discussion 'pain from carpal tunnel & trigger finger release surgery'
"sorry, brian, I missed your reply. yes, they gave me Norco. 1 every 3 hours for moderate pain or 2 every 4 hours for severe pain. well, starting at 4:30 am yesterday when the pain woke me up I switched to the 2 pill dosage, then decided on doing it…"
Feb 16, 2013
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Feb 16, 2013
shirehobbit replied to shirehobbit's discussion 'Just Joined This Group' in the group US - Northern California Diabetes
"you are so lucky to live in the mountains! I live in the urban jungle (between the county jail and the hospital! at least it is my medical center -- makes it easy to walk to the blood lab on a Saturday morning). my little c is so rare -- it is a…"
Feb 16, 2013
Zoe replied to shirehobbit's discussion 'Just Joined This Group' in the group US - Northern California Diabetes
"I moved up to the mountains of Northern California, about 4 1/2 hours from the Bay Area. I was diagnosed in 2007, but was originally misdiagnosed type 2 and had to figure out myself I am actually type 1. Good attitude on the "little c"!"
Feb 16, 2013
shirehobbit replied to shirehobbit's discussion 'Just Joined This Group' in the group US - Northern California Diabetes
"which part of ca do you reside in, zoe? and how many years living with the big d? (I've been living with the big c since 1998. but I call it the little c because it doesn't kill you. I take weekly oral chemo pills). i'd…"
Feb 16, 2013
Zoe replied to shirehobbit's discussion 'Just Joined This Group' in the group US - Northern California Diabetes
"Oops, sorry, Shire; I totally missed where you said Type 2. Welcome to the group, amazing one!"
Feb 16, 2013
shirehobbit replied to shirehobbit's discussion 'Just Joined This Group' in the group US - Northern California Diabetes
"hi zoe! thank you for replying. I live in santa rosa (sonoma county) and commute to work in marin. I have type 2, but I am still an amazing woman. *wink* shire"
Feb 16, 2013
Zoe replied to shirehobbit's discussion 'Just Joined This Group' in the group US - Northern California Diabetes
"Welcome to the group, Shire! Good luck with your recovery. I had carpal tunnel syndrome in 1989 and haven't had a problem since! If you're interested, there is an amazing Type 1 Women's Group that meets once a month in Berkeley. The…"
Feb 16, 2013
Clare replied to shirehobbit's discussion 'pain from carpal tunnel & trigger finger release surgery'
"Hi Shire, I'm sorry about the pain I have had both CTS surgery on both sides and also Trigger Finger Release surgery for all digits but the thumbs. I did not however have the surgery done at the same time. And I also had the TFR done by a…"
Feb 16, 2013
Brian (bsc) replied to shirehobbit's discussion 'pain from carpal tunnel & trigger finger release surgery'
"They gave me pain medication for the first few days after surgery. Did you get anything?"
Feb 16, 2013

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At 5:51pm on December 25, 2011, Linda G said…

Welcome home shirehobbit.....
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At 4:53pm on December 25, 2011, catlover said…

Hi shirehobbit- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here. Happy Holidays !

At 8:29pm on December 23, 2011, Donna H said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.

At 7:10pm on December 23, 2011, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 3:57pm on December 23, 2011, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 1:20pm on December 23, 2011, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO ONE OF THE GREATEST FAMILIES YOU WILL EVER MEET MY FRIEND!!!! WE'RE GLAD YOU JOINED US!!!!!!!!!! Please introduce yourself on our forum. Questions??? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum and you will get many answers there.

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