Michelle’s story: ‘Astounding’ carpal tunnel relief
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
It didn’t take much to convince Michelle Massart to have the Thread Carpal Tunnel Release procedure to ease numbness in her hands.
“Every evening, my hands were falling asleep. I was wearing braces on them. That wasn’t helping,” she says. “Then it was starting to affect my work. I couldn’t type without my hands falling asleep. We like to snowmobile. I couldn’t do that. It was starting to just become a real problem.”
“He was really reassuring. He explained how the procedure was going to work, how I wasn’t going to have much down time, which was really important,” says Massart, who works at her family’s auction business. “It sounded like something that was going to work well for me.”
Guo also was reassuring during the procedure, which also is known as the Guo Technique because he developed it with his brother, Dr. Danzhu Guo, also of BayCare Clinic Pain & Rehab Medicine.
“He was really good about telling me exactly what was happening. It was neat to be able to watch it on the ultrasound machine, so you’re kind of seeing what he was doing,” Massart says. “It was a lot easier and less stressful than I thought it would be.”
Massart found the short recovery time to be “astounding.”
“I was amazed how quickly I could go back to work. I couldn’t do everything the next day, but I did go in to work for a few hours the next day,” she says. “To be able to go back and have relief and be able to do that so quickly, was great.”
One additional benefit: “It’s certainly helped out my home and family life as well,” she says.
Dr. Danqing Guo sees patients in Green Bay. Dr. Danzhu Guo sees patients in Green Bay and Marinette. To request an appointment, call 920-288-8377 or 866-965-4380 or do so online.
Danzhu Guo, MD, is a Board Certified physiatrist at BayCare Clinic Pain & Rehab Medicine. He has special interests in neurological disorders, occupational health, orthopedics, sports medicine and injury, trauma, chronic pain management and spasticity management. He received his medical education at the Fourth Military Medical University in Xi’an, China, and completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Learn more here.
Danqing Guo, MD, is a Board Certified physician at BayCare Clinic Pain & Rehab Medicine and received his medical degree from Beijing University, School of Medicine in Beijing, China. Dr. Guo has many special interests including musculoskeletal ultrasound dynamic diagnosis for joint muscle and nerve pain; ultrasound guided micro-surgical procedure for release of peripheral nerves, and narcotic medication management for chronic pain. Outside of his practice, he enjoys spending time with his family. Learn more here.