As a massage therapist I have had a lot of success with my clients who have carpel tunnel. About 80% have it gone completely, of the 20% remaining, about 5 percent have the condition due to a thyroid problem or an arthritis problem. I don't know about the other 15%. Try seeing a massage therapist who does either Medical massage, Sports massage or physical therapy. You may be quite surprised at how helpful it can be if used with rest and exercises. The therapists can give you the exercises. There are also many books out there about carpel tunnel and things to do to help.