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recovery from carpal tunnel surgery and return to work

I had carpal tunnel surgery March 1st of this year as a result of 30 years of dental hygiene work. I am returning to work but still find moderate amount of tenderness and discomfort. Anyone recuperating and the length of time it took for them?

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From what I’ve read, “The recovery from carpal tunnel surgery takes time – anywhere from several weeks to several months. If the nerve has been compressed for a long period of time, recovery may take even longer. Recovery involves splinting your wrist and getting physical therapy to strengthen and heal the wrist and hand.” I’ve also read that you should avoid heavy use of your hand for 3 months. However with this said, this would be something you would want to speak to your doctor about because they ultimately will know what’s best for you. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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