Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Trek, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. Trek

    Trek Junior Member

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    I was wondering if anyone here has had carpal tunnel surgery and if so what was your recovery time for riding again. Thanks.
     
  2. Rubyred

    Rubyred Senior Member

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    I have had it on both hands. If you follow instructions you will be able to ride within a couple weeks or less. Good luck.
     
  3. Gold4484

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    I too, have both hands done. Both by the same Dr. My left one rode after 2 weeks, and when I had the right one done, Dr. even let me watch. After a week, I was throwing apples in Lake Superior at my brother. I didn't overdo it tho. Had the stitches taken out after 10 days in both situations. Some folks heal faster than others. You will know your limitations.
    GOOD LUCK!

    BRIAN
     
  4. Biffy08

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    It's amazing this was brought up! It must be so common these days. I am going for an EMG tomorrow because my doc thinks I may have it.:bigsmiley30:

    My question to the few who have posted that had it done is; Can both be done at the same time and can I do light-duty at work?

    Hope all is well with everyone today:D
     
  5. Rubyred

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    I wouldn't have both done at the same time because of the way they bandaged mine. You have to use the bathroom sometime.
     
  6. Trek

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    Thanks everyone. That helps with scheduling the surgery. I want to lose as little riding time as I have to.
     
  7. pjciii

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    Had both of mine done about 2 weeks apart also. the numbness while riding went away quickly. the Dr wasn't sure if the pain would go away because i had waited so long to have it repaired but about 6 months later woke up one morning and the pain was gone. wish i had done it sooner.
    patrick
     
  8. Kev69350

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    To the guys who have had this done, Were any of you having sharp pains go up your arm thru your hand.
     
  9. Rubyred

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    Yes on the sharp pain before surgery. So sharp that I would drop whatever I had in that hand. After surgery just like a new hand, works great! Very happy I did it.
     
  10. pjciii

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    i was having sharp pain and it would wake me up in the middle of the night but when i was riding if would go from numbness to pain. still cant use an 18v cordless drill, i havd to go down to a 12v
    patrick