I had needless surgery for carpal tunnel. This is what I did first when the pain first started. Of course the pain went to other joints and I was finally tested for RA. My RA & Lupus numbers were very high. I learned that RA does inflame the carpal and tarsal tunnel nerves. Once I went on meds and before I had the second surgery on my other hand, everything calmed down. Also, surgery does not help since when I get a flare, both hands are affected.
Carpal Tunnel sugery in 90% cases is useless, no relief, and worse pain. Deep thought should be taken before surgery. They wont tell you things like how many people surgery did not work for, what the cons are unless you ask. Some you can tell by a stall in the voice that they do not even know the answer. I personally have carpal tunnel, not interested in surgery, and use a wrist brace properly fitted from a med supply store for my carpal tunnel.
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