I recently underwent a carpel tunnel release on my left hand...it has been about 7 weeks now and the pain in my palm and the side of my hand is almost unbearable to lift. I am having to go with lighter weight, which sucks, and have went to using straps for pretty well any pull routine. Today i finally went up to 125 dumbells for incline bench for 4 sets of 10, and after that i was done, couldnt use that hand for anything. has anyone here underwent this procedure? wondering how long the bruising and pain will last and if this is normal? tired of not being able to push myself. Any advice or help would be great...would running high dose HGH help speed up the recovery on carpel tunnel injury?