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post #31 of 40
Wow, Chris what an ordeal!

I hope you heal up soon and well!

post #32 of 40
Wow I certainly learned something after reading and seeing your photo's. I hope the pain is completely gone very soon and you will continue to heal. That was quite a surgery.
post #33 of 40
Thanks for the update, best wishes for continued improvements! Sounds like it might be combersome and inconvenient now, but in the long run should be much better.
post #34 of 40
Wow. You will be feeling so much better in no time. I hope everything goes well for you!
post #35 of 40
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Originally Posted by Momofmany View Post
Chris

It's been about a year since I had my tendon surgery and I agree, there are still days that it throbs. What has helped me on those days is to just do the PT exercises that they taught me. It seems that it's not the tendon that throbs, but all the scar tissue that remains around it.
Unfortunately in my case, because my tendons are dramatically swollen, they throb all the way up my arm, at times spasming (usually at the worst of moments and you can see the 3 distinct tendons pulsing up my forearm) and weather pressure changes increase it... the pain varies from a throb, to a burning, to a sharp jabbing pain during spasm...which I've been told I will more than likely have this for the rest of my life .

We may end up trying cortisone as well and see if that will decrease the swelling But that bridge I will deal with when/if the time comes. (cortisone scares me)

I have very little scar tissue from the first one which I am quite happy with

No warm water here, not with swelling.... i have to ice prior to exercises (which helps but doesn't as I'm extremely sensitive to cold on my hands/wrists)

Good suggestions tho I guess its been proven, a couple times now, that I'm abnormal LOL.... (my body is wired differently than most)

Today was spent on the couch for the most part.....I'm hoping my swelling has peaked now, but looking over my posts from the other one, I don't think it has but I'm hoping.

Everyone in my house is sick, except me....weird in itself, usually I get sick...so I'm taking good care of myself in hopes I don't get sick.


Anyways, thanks for the well wishes, take care everyone, and now ya'll know where I am
post #36 of 40
Continued that everything heals up and you'll be in less pain than you expect!
post #37 of 40
Sending lots of vibes your way that you feel better soon!!!
post #38 of 40

Interesting story.  I had the same surgery.  What exercises did you do after the surgery.  My doctor did not give me any exercises to do.  I am going to call him to see what exercises I should do.  I still have SOME pain, but nothing like before the surgery.  I just want to strengthen my hand again.  Also, my tendons were so tight before the surgery, that they pulled my thumb out of alignment.  It still looks weird, but I'm sure it will get better with time.  I hope your recovery is going well.

post #39 of 40
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Originally Posted by jswain620 View Post

Interesting story.  I had the same surgery.  What exercises did you do after the surgery.  My doctor did not give me any exercises to do.  I am going to call him to see what exercises I should do.  I still have SOME pain, but nothing like before the surgery.  I just want to strengthen my hand again.  Also, my tendons were so tight before the surgery, that they pulled my thumb out of alignment.  It still looks weird, but I'm sure it will get better with time.  I hope your recovery is going well.

 


Welcome to TSC.  Snake_Lady who started this thread no longer posts here. Definitely check with your doctor about physiotherapy and exercises.  This way you get the right information and you don't do damage to the area by doing incorrect exercises.

post #40 of 40
Good advice the attending doc is definitely where to start, to ask about things like post surgical exercise, but I can understand why the new member would want to compare notes with someone else who has been through the same thing.

Just because Snake Lady hasn't posted in a few months doesn't mean she "no longer posts here". Many people take occasional breaks or get busy for a few months. smile.gif
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