Carpal tunnel release
I am not sure where a discussion on carpal tunnel syndrome belongs so I am starting here. I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in both wrists in January after thinking the numbness and tingling in my fingers was from diabetic neuropathy...not so much! I am scheduled to have carpal tunnel release surgery at Mayo in Rochester...Dr. Brian Carlson is my surgeon. He made it sound pretty routine but I am getting anxious about the surgery (scheduled for May 5). Has anyone had carpal tunnel release surgery? What was your experience like? How much pain, if any, did you experience following the surgery? How long did it take before you could drive? Before you could use the hand in everyday activities? Any and all answers are appreciated. Thanks.