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.