I saw the physical therapist yesterday morning and then the doctor. My range of motion is coming back nicely. I’m going to continue with the same exercises for the range and now I’m adding in some strengthening exercises as well.
The pain is still pretty bad. The area where the incision is remains extremely sensitive. It’s not the incision that hurts, but the nerve and muscle underneath. The nerve was actually relocated. That involves cutting into the “sack” around the muscle and inserting the nerve. It had to be done that way so the nerve wouldn’t try to go back to it’s original position.
The doctor and physical therapist both said it will be painful for several months longer.
Unfortunately the tingling in my fingers hasn’t gone away. It’s a little better, but not gone.
I don’t have to wear the splint any more, unless I want to. I will probably wear it at work to protect it. People tend to run into me at work. I don’t want to injure it further.
I’m allowed to use my arm a little now. I have a 2 pound weight restriction. Basically I’m allowed to use it for little things like bathing, eating and that type of thing. No heavy lifting and no repetitive actions.