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earlyrolling

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Surgery for carpal tunnel??
« on: December 27, 2018, 04:56:26 PM »
I seem to be experiencing some degree of constant numbness in my thumb and index and middle fingers, which sounds like carpal tunnel.  Has anyone had the carpal tunnel surgery done to relieve pressure on the median nerve by cutting the ligament pressing on it?

If you did, did you have open surgery or endoscopic surgery?
Did you discover that your bowling was impacted by the surgery? If so, how?

Note: I think the carpal tunnel is due to work habits (not bowling).

Thanks.

 

themagician

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Re: Surgery for carpal tunnel??
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2019, 08:01:44 AM »
I avoided surgery by using a Powerball Gryo ball. Doctor was amazed , but now lists it as a therapy for those trying to put off or avoid surgery

While not a fix-all those things really do work wonders. I sprained my wrist bad and my PT recommended me get one and use it, and i've regularly used it for years since, great investment for wrist strengthening.

One of my teammates did the cortisone thing and grumbled through a terrible season last year, had carpal tunnel surgery right after the league season ended, and was back at 100% for the start of fall season and is doing great. As mentioned earlier, i'd network with local PT's for a doctor recommendation and let the doc tell you what you need to do.