Now that my fixed shoulder is truly fixed and I have been really enjoying tennis and doing the Thrower's ten religiously, I am coming up against a small carpal tunnel problem. About three weeks ago I noticed I was getting pins and needles in my left hand (thumb and two fingers). In fact, I was waking up at night completely numb, having to shake my hand to wake it up...I noticed it when driving, hair drying, and on and off throughout the day. My doctor (he who says "old age is a terrible thing") confirmed that it was a mild case of carpal tunnel. He gave me some "water tablets" that were supposed to clear it, but that has not worked at all! Does anybody have any experience with this? I am not going back to my wonderful Dr. as he mentioned the "cortisone" word and not a chance am I going down that route again. Can I do exercises to help? Or would exercising it make it worse? It doesn't hurt really at all, only once or twice playing tennis when I hit a sudden volley or unexpectedly fast serve, when I squeezed the racquet grip did it feel like an electric shock!