I didn't have carpel tunnel... but had Polio, which paralyzed my right side from the waist up (thanks for not getting my leg)... got it the week before the Salk Vaccine became available.
The limits use of my right arm, but I work around it.
Then, a few years ago I developed 9N BOTH HANDS... Dupeytron's Contracture of the ring fingers.
What that is is a vine that grows inside your hand around a tendon then it pulls it back and your finger(s) curl in and you can't uncurl them.
One Christmas I was trying to entertain with my Slyndi-learned coins through the table and I couldn't pick the coins up off the table my hand's had gotten so bad.
I then decied that was it... went to an orthodpedic surgeon and had my right hand done. In a few months of therapy it came back to about 90-percent. As soon as it was healed I did the left hand, and that has come back about 80% (because it was six or more months later to do the surgury).
I don't want to be a whiner, but I also have arthritis in both wrists and just by typing this long a message I can hardly keep typing, so... bye bye for now.. :cool: