Return of symptoms


Dear Emma,

I hope this email finds you well.

The last injection in the right wrist has worn off. I now find that I am symptomatic most of the day and am woken up every night with the discomfort.

Tingling sensation has increased in thumb and three fingers with more discomfort in the palm.

I think the time has come to take the option for surgery to relive the symptoms. I am concerned about the recovery period and would like some information as to what I can and can’t do following the procedure.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Paget Silvester


You should read this page in full, as well as following the link to information for Kent patients within it but broadly you can expect the hand to be more or less unusable for 48h because of the initial dressing, then light activities only (dressing and eating) for about 2 weeks. Driving is usually possible by 10-14 days but lay off heavy work (bricklaying, digging roads) for at  least a month. We can probably arrange surgery at a few weeks notice. JB

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