Okay, about 1-2 months ago, I started playing the bass, and ever since then, I've realized my fingers become really numb in the morning, and I've gotten so upset that I've actually hit my hand against a wall to make it "wake up". I'm really worried that I might have carpal tunnel, and I'm only 14 (Carpal Tunnel is for adults). What really worries me too is that my dad has carpal as well, and I don't like feeling old at this age. I've read similar topics on this forum, but it's in both hands, not just the picking-fingers. Is it because I'm not used to stretching my hand around the frets? My thumb and the joints near the wrist feel terrible when I stretch them around and play a scale; I thought it was bad at the time, but my teacher told me I was playing it right, and I kind of believe him. He said that I'm not used to it because I never played bass before and only played cello which required less extensions as the bass guitar does. I'm a health-conscious guy, so I'm worried I'll need surgery, I've never needed surgery, only removing teeth which is different. This summer, to give you guys a background of what I've been doing, is playing video games, and on the computer. I dont think I've typed a lot, but that could be a possibility. What should I do? What can I do to help? Stretching? Hot/cold packs? Please help, thanks.