I'm just thinking out loud.... So today I went to a specialist;you know a guy who actually does surgery. My right hand, that's been giving me problems the last year. I went to the free clinics and they tested me for arthritis and lyme but then said testing for carpel tunnel is too expensive buy they would give me a prescription for pain. I tried holistic rolfing therapy and they said it had to do with stress and tightness in my neck. So I now have insurance and bam! Not even give minutes he tells me I have carpel tunnel and a injured ligament in my shoulder that I can massage myself to recovery and until it gets worse for surgery I can wear braces or get cortisone shots if I choose to. But that I'm fine for now but it is common for women over 40 to get it and especially if you work with your hands. Ok..... I almost want to keep my comments to myself. But you know what I'm driving to.