I have it in both of my hands. I had the carpal tunnel release surgery on my left hand ten years ago but it came back with a vengeance about two weeks ago and I’m frightened by its severity. I am a guitarist and have my whole lige situated around playing. Surgery takes months to heal and then they prescribe rehab with hand specialists after that. Saving my fretting hand is why I decided to have the left hand operated on and put off having the right hand done because it isn’t as severe. I don’t want to put aside my one and only diversion. I have made great strides in the last few years by really throwing myself full force into learning all the more esoteric ins and outs of guitar and play, play, playing. Suddenly age has crept up on me and I’m 60 (can’t believe I said that).
Anyone else struggle with this? It’s the nerve that follows your “life line” on the palm of your hand from the wrist through the “tunnel” made by touching your pinky to your thumb. If you bend your wrist and pick up something the wrong way, a “stinger” sizzles up that spot. Many people can no longer do their jobs if their jobs require hand work–like a mechanic for instance not even able to use a screwdriver. Please share if you know about it, have it, know of any relief remedies. I sleep with a splint on but take it off to make breakfast and get on with the day. Thanks.