Numbness, tingling and shooting pain that felt like electric shocks in my fingers and hand. That was my daily experience. Diagnosis was carpal tunnel. When researching the condition, I read that allowing the nerves to continue to be compressed could cause permanent loss of feeling in my fingers. Time to go to the doctor.
A referral from my primary care doctor lead me to Dr. Boyd Haynes’ office at Orthopaedic & Spine Center, where surgery was scheduled. With his less invasive procedure, about 30 minutes was all it took.
I went home, armed with pain meds, and never had to take a single pill. When I worked my hand, as Dr. Haynes prescribed, it just felt a little sore, but no pain, no swelling in my fingers, no more numbness, no more shocking pains. The procedure left only a very small incision that did not require any stitches.
Two days after the procedure, I was able to shower. After 8 days, at my follow-up with Dr. Haynes, he was satisfied with my progress, He encouraged me to try to use my hand as much as possible and resume my normal activities. It is nice to have full function of my hand again.
Thank you, Dr. Haynes and your staff at Orthopaedic & Spine Center (OSC) – you are all awesome!
I had carpal tunnel surgery on my right hand February 22, 2018.
After my surgery, I did not have to take any pain pills and had very little discomfort. No stitches required. The healing process is quick and my hand feels great.
Dr. Boyd Haynes is outstanding. I give him a very high rating and a great recommendation. He is caring, responds to your questions and conducts himself in a professional manner.
William G. Suis
I had carpal tunnel pain in both arms and hands. Dr. Boyd Haynes did surgery on my right hand about a year ago. At that time, I told him I was going to wait on the left side because the wrist strap (brace) was allowing me to sleep with no pain. He said, “That’s fine, come back to see me when it tells you to.”
I went 3 months without getting a full night’s sleep because of the pain in my left hand and arm. My arm would wake me with so much pain, it was like it I was in a burning pile of coal. It would take about an hour for the pain to go away, I would get back in bed and it would fire up in less than 20 minutes, same fiery pain again.
I told Dr. Haynes that it was time to take care of the pain and he scheduled the surgery. The first night after surgery I didn’t sleep much (not sure why), but the second night and every night since, I have slept like a baby. The amazing thing was that after the third day, I couldn’t wait to wake up to see how much better I was than the day before.
It has been less than 2 weeks now and I can do almost anything I want with my left hand with no pain. I’m not saying another doctor couldn’t have done as good, but Dr. Haynes is my hero now. I had no idea that the amount of sleep I was losing was affecting my entire life. THANK YOU, DR. HAYNES!!!
I highly recommend this procedure for anyone suffering with this problem. By the way, after I had the surgery, I have taken a total of 2 Aleve tablets, period.
Dr. Boyd Haynes accurately diagnosed me (after a misdiagnosis at another clinic) and quickly took action to remedy my issues. He took time to explain the different options for relieving my bilateral carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes. We decided surgery was the best option to meet the demands of my work and at-home life.
Before surgery, he had wonderful bedside manner and made me feel comfortable. I felt confident I was in the right hands. After surgery, he called to ensure I was following the after-care protocol. Should I ever need his expertise again, I will not hesitate to see him.
I started with steroid injections, with a sports medicine doctor, and physical therapy exercises at home 16 years ago for my right shoulder pain.
In the fall of 2016, I made an appointment with Dr. Boyd Haynes, with whom I had worked at RRMC PACU and who had performed carpal tunnel and trigger finger surgery on me. My shoulder had gotten worse with decreased range of motion and pain limiting some of my activities. He stated that neither he nor I would be satisfied with him doing a rotator cuff repair, as I had a large tear. He referred me to Dr. Martin Coleman. I went to OSC PT at that time.
I returned to Dr. Coleman in Feb. 2017, when I was ready for surgery. He did a reverse shoulder replacement on February 28. I was home and out of the sling two days later.
Both Dr. Haynes and Dr. Coleman are friendly, professional and caring doctors. I highly recommend them.
I have been suffering with carpal tunnel in both wrists for almost 20 years. In 2013, I decided to finally get surgery done. I met with Dr.Boyd Haynes and he was great! He took the time to explain what carpal tunnel is and how the surgery fixes it. He also explained what to expect afterward. I scheduled the surgery on my left wrist but cancelled the surgery due to fears of anesthesia.
In the fall of 2016, I decided I was going to have the surgery this time, so, I once again scheduled an appointment with Dr. Haynes. He went over the surgery again, and listened to me explain my concern for anesthesia. He was very reassuring and understanding of my fears. I had my left wrist operated on in mid September and it was fine. I didn’t have any problems with the anesthesia and only needed 1 pain pill the night of the surgery. I spent most of the next day with my arm elevated on an ice pack and I didn’t have any problems. My surgery was on a Thursday and I was back at work on the next Monday. I work in an office; typing and being on the phone is my job and I was just fine. In fact, while my wrist was a bit sore, it was nice to be able to type without having to let my arm dangle at my side for a few minutes. Overall, I would say it took me about 3 weeks to recover, but that is a complete recovery. Being able to hold and push a vacuum, carry a laundry basket, and carry groceries or my 3 year old.
Since I had met my deductible for the year with my health insurance, I decided to have my right wrist operated on before the end of the year. In fact, I scheduled the surgery for my right wrist, at the post op visit for my left wrist. My surgery for the right wrist was December 2016 and it was even better than the first! I didn’t need any pain medication after my surgery and the recovery is going much quicker this time. I didn’t get any stitches or staples, and my incision is about 1 centimeter long and it right under the palm of my hand where my wrist starts. The left one, is just a bit pink still but it is completely healed. The right one looks like a cut that is healing, but the surgery was only 13 days ago.
The biggest problems I had after the surgery were not being able to get my incisions wet for the first 2 days. I have a 3 year old, so bath time took a bit longer with one hand and getting in and out of the car and driving around was a bit cumbersome for the first few days. Things like buckling your seat belt, or turning the key had to be done with the “good” wrist for a few days after the surgery. I am now 2 weeks out from my last surgery and the only thing I have a problem with is gripping, like a door knob and turning it and just a small amount of tenderness in the palm of my hand.
Overall its been a great experience and I just wish I had done it sooner. I actually threw away all my wrist braces that I had accumulated over the years. It felt great to be able to throw those away and know that I could get a good night sleep without them! Before the pain would wake me up several times at night and I would have to let my arm hang down the side of the bed, I would also get pain that shot up to my shoulder. All that is gone now. Dr. Haynes told me that he doesn’t expect to have to repeat this surgery on my again in my lifetime. Thats great! But the surgery was so minor and easy that if I had to have it repeated again in 20 years, I would be fine with that.
My name is Margaret Schaeffer and I am 89 years old. I was looking for an expert, orthopedic doctor for my hip replacement. My daughter heard about Dr. Haynes from a friend. Her mother is his patient. I received a hip replacement and carpal tunnel release in both hands.
I was very pleased with Dr. Haynes and his office staff. He was very knowledgeable, confident, and caring. He answered all my questions, and put me at ease. His staff was caring and efficient. I was most impressed with their willingness to help in any situation. I would highly recommend this particular doctor and office.
I have been a patient of Dr. Boyd Haynes since the Summer of 2007 when he performed the most amazing carpal tunnel surgery on BOTH of my hands and relieved pain and numbness that I had been dealing with for over 6 years! I literally went from not being able to use my hands for six years to being able to use them FULLY within a couple days of surgery!!
I then had the pleasure of working with Dr. Boyd again in September of 2014 when I completely obliterated my left ACL and tore my meniscus in several places while playing volleyball. Volleyball is life and this was a devastating injury for me! The first person that came to mind was Boyd Haynes! I knew he could fix me! On November 12th, 2014, Dr. Haynes performed surgery on my left knee; replacing my ACL with a cadaver ligament and repairing my torn meniscus. I literally walked out of the hospital that day! Within a week I was in physical therapy and by April I was back on the court playing volleyball!! One year later and my knee, whom I named “Steve,” is stronger than ever!!! Thank you Boyd for your amazing hands and your genuine care and concern for me, as a human being and me, as an athlete!! You will ALWAYS be my go-to man!!!
I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel about four years ago and only being in my twenties, I thought it was something that would go away over time. It had finally gotten to the point where I couldn’t sleep through the night or work with my hands without having shooting pain and numbness throughout my entire arm.
Dr. Haynes operated on my wrist and within 3-5 days, I was able to get back to doing just about anything, from playing tennis to woodworking and drawing. The pain from the surgery was minimal and I only took the prescribed pain medication for about a day.
I would recommend this surgery and Dr. Haynes to anyone suffering from carpal tunnel.
I would like to share my experience with a surgery performed by Dr. Haynes. I had been “putting off” Carpal Tunnel surgery that I should have had done years ago. Needless to say, I let it go long enough, that I have been told that I do have some nerve damage that is irreversible…that was my stupidity. I got to the point that I couldn’t sleep more than an hour or two at night without having my hand and arm wake me with pain shooting throughout from my armpit to the end of my fingers.
Dr. Haynes operated on my right hand on Thursday morning. I could tell immediately it was going to be a great relief to not have the pain that I had constantly had for the last few years. I kept it elevated until Saturday and flexed my fingers often. I have been doing just about anything that I wanted to do, boating, cutting and splitting wood, working in my shop, etc. I have slept well every night since the surgery and continue doing well.
I urge anyone that needs this surgery to get it done, do not put it off until you are in constant pain. It is such a simple solution to such a major problem.
Charles B. Haywood Jr.