I have carpal tunnel in both hands and in my feet... 25 years of over use as a hairdresser was what created my situation.
Apparently my form of carpal tunnel and yours are different.
I don't really know what to tell you except I'm sorry you have to deal with this. Not having use of both hands for a little while would be awful. I hope you have someone around to help you when you need it. It does seem a bit extreme but now-a-days ortho surgery is amazing and they often want you to use the area that's been operated on as quickly as possible.
Good luck and let us know how everything turns out.
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis.
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Xanax, Lipitor
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