On Oct. 10th I had open hand Carpal Tunnel surgery. After 2 months I would have expected the internal swelling to go down and the general weakness to mitigate. There is still cramping in the large muscles at the base of the thumb and outer part of the hand. It hurts to grip the handle of the exercise bike, riding is out of the question. There is a swelling along side of the scar under the skin that is very tender.
To those that have had this type of surgery, is this normal? How long before you felt able to ride? Was there exercises that helped?
I've been back to the doctor 3 times since the surgery and he says all my complaints are a normal part of the healing process.