My hubby had surgery on his thumb a little over two months ago. The surgeon said it would be back in shape in about 8 weeks. He lied. After physical therapy and giving that hand a rest, it still hurts and he's been on his motorcycle only once. He said riding was okay but pulling in the clutch was not a pretty scene. I'm not sure if the surgery worked. He wakes up every single day to pain. In fact, I wonder if it's not worse because of the surgery.
TAKE AWAY: Sometimes the cure is worse than the hurt.