Welp, I don't know how many experience carpal tunnel syndrome but its terrible. Totally makes my playing super hard to do. 30 years of computer graphics taking its toll. Was diagnosed with it back in 2007, I knew I had it. Like a dummy I didn't get it done because I couldn't hang with the idea of not being able to wipe my bungally. Now Ive got no insurance and its really bad. Totally sucks... wish there was some experimental new procedure that needed guinea pigs... Id be right there man. Don't know what to do now at 46 Ive raised two boys / hoodlums and now all I want to do is play music. Any ideas folks??