I am 4 weeks post operation for open carpal tunnel release surgery. What should the incision feel like at this point? Mine is stiff and feels like the incision does not flex when I bend my wrist backwards. It is like a stiff rubber band stretching. It has minor sourness when touched but does not appear to be infected. I have full mobility and message the incision two times a day. I have full feeling in my fingers but get quick shooting pains once in a while. My main concern is the stiff feeling normal. The stiffness has felt the same since day one.