Surgery is inevitable but the pain is unbearable. I've tried Motrin and others but no relief. Should I try norco for pain?
29 Oct 2012
I know it hurts, but try not to take opioids for carpal tunnel pain, get thee to a surgeon, the pain abates instantly after surgery.
Norco is extremely addictive, even if you are not the type of person to abuse substances. IF you must work using your hands (with repetitive hand motions, then ask your doc if norco is an option, but I'll warn you, if you take it for any length longer than a few weeks you will go through withdrawal, which is hell in itself)
29 Oct 2012
Hello MaryJane, that decsion is strickly up to your doctor. I would think he might suggest vicodan as suitable unless you have taken lots of pain meds & are tolerant of their dose. Also their are wrist braces thaat can be very helpful for carpel tunnel until you have the surgery.You can wear them only while you sleep or all the time as necessary. When we sleep we tend to get into odd positions which also tends to makre carpel tunnel worse is why I suggested sleeping in these braces. You can buy them from a drug store, or get them from your doctor. If your insurance pays for them, then I suggest you get the better ones from your doctor. Most people have good results with this surgery so best wishes to you...
29 Oct 2012
I have carpal in both wrists. My Dr put me in the braces 23 hrs a day for 6 weeks. They not only helped the severe pain in my wrists and hands, but the pain from the arthritis in my elbows and shoulders. The braces force you to hold your wrists in the correct position which effects the rest of your arms also. The correct position gives the swelling a chance to subside, thereby lessening your pain substantially. Pain medicine will help, the braces will help more until you can have the surgery. Best of luck to you!
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