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has anyone had the carpal tunnel surgery? I'm having a lot of trouble fishing over the years with this carpal tunnel syndrome. I was thinking about getting the surgery and was wondering if anyone had it and does it last or work? Please help my fishing hands need help.
 

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I had both done at the same time. It has helped me tremendously! I highly recommend you get it done endoscopically. My recovery time was less than 5 weeks. I did have some tenderness and soreness in my palms for a few weeks after that but it has been well worth it. My hands were so bad I could not sleep at night. They would fall asleep up to my shoulders. Get it done it will help. It has been close to six years and I am still totally fine.
 

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F.B. THANKS. I'M THINKING ABOUT GETTING IT. THIS HELPS A WHOLE LOT. IF I MAY ASK, WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING AFTER THE SURGERY?
 

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getting my surgery in feb. when i get laid off from work so il be ready to return to fishing and work in spring.many people at my jobs have had the operation and they say it has helped 100%
i do highway construction and fellow workers that have had the surgery are right back at it,jackhammering and all.its a must do for me.i cant take it anymore.pins and needles all the time and fingers always locking up on me.from what i hear,its a simple surgery with quick recovery time.
 

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DD, THANKS. A BUNCH. GOTTA LOVE THE BARN. THANKS GUYS!
 

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BB, I know it might sounds strange but before going under the knife you should give a good chiropractor a try. I am one and have helped many people with carpal tunnel syndrome, saving many form having the surgery. Wherever you are I can find a highly qualified chiropractor in your area if you're interested in finding out more. The only reason I'm saying anything is because I've seen it work with my own eyes. I've worked on countless casino dealers that have CTS and most do very well with pain management and reduction in numbness.....

[ 11-11-2005, 09:17 AM: Message edited by: meanbean8111 ]
 

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anyone have a hard time with their elbows? mine have always killed me from years of bodybuilding ,but seem to have gottin worse in the last few years.seems every fish that i catch makes my right elbow hurt??? anyone have this happen to them???,matt

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Mine is giving me trouble rite now-I believe from the computer work. Off to the chiro on Monday
 

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Sweet release I have similar symptoms as well that surgerty is not as simple. Usually nerve damage. I am putting that off as long as possible!
 

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Sweet Release 1,
I have it in my left elbow (reeling hand). I get tingling from my elbow down to the tip of my pinky. It normally is worst when I'm fishing constantly.

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Hey barners, thanks for the tips, get it! Seriously, thanks. You've been very helpful. My test show I have a lot of damage to both hands, so I'm going to get the surgery so I could continue fishing. thanks again!
"Tight Lines"
 

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Originally posted by sweet release1:
anyone have a hard time with their elbows? mine have always killed me from years of bodybuilding ,but seem to have gottin worse in the last few years.seems every fish that i catch makes my right elbow hurt??? anyone have this happen to them???,matt
I have tendonitis in both elbows. Good some days, bad the others.
 

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ReadyJettyGo, I have the same problem. Like you said some day good and others I don't know if I can reel a fish in. But I still try.
 

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Originally posted by bikini bottom:
has anyone had the carpal tunnel surgery? I'm having a lot of trouble fishing over the years with this carpal tunnel syndrome. I was thinking about getting the surgery and was wondering if anyone had it and does it last or work? Please help my fishing hands need help.
BB,
My brother is a steel mill worker and a taxidermist. He had the surgery on his right hand after he could not close his hand anymore, woke up at night in tearful pain and barely could fish anymore.

It has been a longer recovery than normal, but he is in the steel mill, still doing his taxidermy, sleeping through the night (sans the snoring wife) and on his only trip out in the DB, he caught more stripers in one trip than I caught all season.

He said there is still some tingling and is not back to normal, but it is functional
 

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I'm going nuts now. I had shoulder surgury on my AC joint two weeks ago. Up till now my arm has been in a sling and I'm not supposed to do anything with it. I go back to the doc today for my two week follow up. Hopefully I can start moving it.

I had work done on my reeling arm, so it doesn't put too much stress on the shoulder. Hopefully I can start heading out next week.

al
 

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Sweet Release,
My dad is in surgery as i type this on his right elbow. It's bothered him for a couple years, and progressivly got worse. He tried a lot of different options, and after having trouble this year fishing, he decided to get the sugery. He's at Temple now, so i'll let you know how he makes out with it.
 

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Originally posted by fatboy:
I had both done at the same time. It has helped me tremendously! I highly recommend you get it done endoscopically. My recovery time was less than 5 weeks. I did have some tenderness and soreness in my palms for a few weeks after that but it has been well worth it. My hands were so bad I could not sleep at night. They would fall asleep up to my shoulders. Get it done it will help. It has been close to six years and I am still totally fine.
Where did you have yours done?
 

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jetskingrl,thanks i was thinking about doing something like that myself.let me know how he made out,thanks again,matt
 

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My shoulder started acting up a few years ago. There was always a click, crunching sound in there, bujt no pain. About two years ago, I noticed a big crack everytime I did a benchpress. And that was with light weight, 100lbs. After a few months I couldn't do them any more because of the pain. I tried to do a pushup instead and found I couldn't even do one. Anything that involved lifting my arm from the shoulder would cause a click and pain.

Last spring I had an xray and mri done. It showed that I had bone spurs on the top part of my shoulder(ac joint). We did cortisone shots and therapy, but the root problem is rough bones. I decided to go thru the summer and do it now.

Yesterday I went back for my two week follow up. I'll be doing a month of therapy, but can start moving my arm unless it causes pain. I'm still limited to lifting 10 pounds in that arm.

I"M GOING FISHING NEXT WEEK!!!!!! I'll make sure I put no pressure on my bad arm. I won't do any bridge fishing since pulling them up with a net is alot of work. I can use the time to learn sodbanks and the beach.

Al
 
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