Go straight back to Physical Therapy, do not pass go do not collect $100!
Over the last several months, I have done my best to everything I was told to do to help get better. I changed my lifestyle, went from being a major computer addict to a casual user doing light computer work primarily during business hours. I’ve become more health conscious, walking daily, stretching, even drinking water!! 😛 Yet with all those changes, and several months of physical therapy I still didn’t feel as good as I had hoped to feel after so many months post-op. My left hand (mostly ring and pinky finger) still had a lot of numbness (more than before I had surgery), after eight months I figured it was time to call the Doctor. By numbness I want to clarify that I don’t mean totally numb, but that annoying “pins and needles” feeling you get when your foot falls asleep.
I made an appointment and was told that I had slightly less muscle mass in my left hand which could possibly be why it had not fully regained all feeling. To help regain feeling in my left hand and work on getting rid of the foream tendinitis it was recommended that I go back to physical therapy.
Physical Therapy… Round 3 GO!
I returned back to Physical Therapy this month and was given a series of very light exercises to help strengthen my hands, wrist and forearms.
We’ll see how it goes.