Carpal Tunnel Surgery Testimonial


In her carpal tunnel surgery testimonial, Heather explains how she first underwent nonsurgical treatment with Dr. Brian Tobias. After about a year, surgery became necessary. She says she appreciates Dr. Tobias' caring and attentive manner, and that she can now work and lead an active lifestyle without pain.

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[00:00:03.640] My first visit to Dr. Tobias was because I was having some issues with my hand. [00:00:12.080] I thought I was maybe starting to get some carpal tunnel. [00:00:16.040] He did some X-rays. [00:00:18.960] Talked to me about what was going on with my hand. [00:00:21.960] And sure enough, I was having carpal tunnel issues. [00:00:26.040] He actually gave me some shots. [00:00:28.320] A shot in my wrist to see if that would help. [00:00:32.000] And initially, it did help for about a year. [00:00:34.720] And then we realized that wasn't going to be an option anymore. [00:00:37.800] It was to the point where I did need to go ahead and have surgery done [00:00:41.800] to my wrist. [00:00:42.720] After we decided it was time to go and have surgery, [00:00:45.280] I came in for a pre-op visit. [00:00:48.440] He drew on my hand to let me know what was going to happen. [00:00:53.160] We set up an appointment time and I came back and had surgery. [00:00:57.840] My son brought me and Dr. Tobias was very sweet and kind [00:01:01.960] and let my son know what was going to happen. [00:01:04.160] And let my son be in the room with us to witness what was happening. [00:01:09.880] Then I had surgery. [00:01:11.440] It was nice because he was able to talk to me [00:01:15.000] and he was just constantly asking, "Are you okay? How are you feeling?" [00:01:18.560] My son was sitting right behind us in the room [00:01:20.680] and he had conversations with him. [00:01:23.000] So it wasn't stressful like a lot of surgeries would be. [00:01:26.920] And then afterward, wrapped it up, sutured it up, showed it to me [00:01:31.960] and then wrapped it. [00:01:33.440] Talked to me about the home care that would need to be done afterward. [00:01:37.040] And have therapy... [00:01:38.600] And how to take care of it and stuff like that. [00:01:42.360] I'm a teacher and I'm a math teacher and I write a lot. [00:01:45.760] A high school math teacher, writing a lot of problems on the board, [00:01:48.880] writing a lot of paper, writing a lot of feedback. [00:01:51.560] It got to the point before surgery where I couldn't grade [00:01:55.440] more than like 10 papers at a time without having to stop and physically cry. [00:02:01.440] I was trying to shake my hand thinking that would help. [00:02:04.440] I was constantly doing this, thinking it would help [00:02:07.840] and nothing was helping. [00:02:10.680] Yesterday, I was wakeboarding, [00:02:13.520] literally grabbing onto the rope. [00:02:17.400] I was like, "Oh, my gosh". [00:02:19.480] It's like it was maybe five years ago, 10 years ago. [00:02:22.320] There's no pain [00:02:24.120] like it used to be.

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At The Hand to Shoulder Center in Fort Worth, TX, our team of fellowship-trained hand, elbow, and shoulder surgeons treat any and all conditions from the shoulder to the fingertip. Our surgeons perform both elective and reconstructive procedures, including:

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Our physicians are associated with the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us online or call (817) 420-9238.

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