I was just diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel, and knitting is one of my passions, I refuse to give it up, have seen a DR, gave me some sort of shot…didn’t work. Have pain in both hands.
I’ve had surgery on both hands for carpal tunnel within the last few months. This was after trying splints, ultrasound, anti inflammatories, rest, specific exercises from the physiotherapist. The surgery has been brilliant – hands are pretty much back to normal now.
Splints (24×7 yuk!) seem to be the first line of defence these days. They keep the wrist straight so the median nerve can hopefully travel freely through the carpal tunnel. And it is a non invasive option which has to be good, so worth a try if your doctor agrees.
I also had nerve conduction tests which confirmed moderate to severe carpal tunnel diagnosis.
I would say keep going back to your doctor if you have pain and if it doesn’t come right ask for a referral to a specialist hand surgeon.
Do not keep putting it off, as if not fixed permanent nerve damage may occur and that will mean the end of knitting for you.