Massaging the hand after carpal tunnel surgery

In response to the enquiry: “Massaging the hand after carpal tunnel surgery, is it good?”

Yes.

After carpal tunnel surgery, blood and oxygen flow, nerve transmission are all hindered in some way. The muscles of the hand tend to tighten, and often the hand will turn blue because of poor circulation.

The hand is recovering if the color of the hand turns from white to pink. This indicates blood flow.

By massaging the hand after surgery, blood and oxygen flow is encouraged, and the color of the hand will turn pink. Massage will hasten this process and will make the hand turn pink quicker.

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Victor Chen, herbalist, alternative healthcare lecturer, Chinese affairs analyst, retired journalist
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