I had ACDF at C5/C6 about a week and a half ago. A couple of days after the surgery I began to notice soreness along the forefingers of both hands (in the finger, knuckle, and into the wrist) whenever I try to grip something, like when I try to twist a tight cap off a bottled drink. I had a little bit of this soreness before surgery, but it seems more pronounced now. I mentioned this problem to my doctor at my first follow-up appointment, but he did not offer any opinion about what might be causing it. He did the standard strength tests on my fingers and arms. I guess he was satisfied because he didn't say anything was wrong.
I am just wondering if anyone else who's had C5/C6 ACDF has experienced soreness in their forefingers after surgery. If so, did it go away after a while?