As someone who works a desk job, and also enjoys video games (PC gaming mostly) I sadly battle with carpal tunnel at times. I see a lot of mouse and keyboard use during the day. Sometimes it gets bad where grabbing things with my right hand can hurt quite a bit. Anyways, sometimes playing bass gets painful do during periods where I have carpal tunnel flare ups. I find it keeps me from playing songs where I would like to gallop and not use a pick (ex: The Trooper by Iron Maiden). So the doctor gives me the typical advice which helps keep carpal tunnel at bay: - take breaks away from the mouse & keyboard during the day - get an ergonomic mouse like a vertical mouse - use a wrist rest and do wrist/forearm exercises - holding my mobile phone less in my hands or get a smaller phone (lol mine is 5.5 inches...size of an IPhone Plus) But get this....I tried to explain to the doctor that when I have flair ups, my technique suffers, and he goes "well....maybe just use the pick more like guitarists do....don't use fingers so much or so fast". He's not a musician, so I expected such an answer. But I'm wondering if you guys can give any technique tips or general lifestyle tips to deal with this. Without having to sacrifice technique and playing style too much.