Now my hands are going. Several years ago 5-6, not sure exactly, I had carpal tunnel surgery on my right hand. All was well for a time, and now after an EMG study and exam by a heuro, he found carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands. I drive an 8 hr shift for a living. By the end of the night, get off work at 10:30, my hands hurt, and my fingers are stiff and swollen. The neuro found spasticity in my arms, and pins & needlets and numbness in right leg, which he attributes to diabetic neuropathy. My cervical spine is a mess, a bulging T-8, and a hemangioma at T8. The insurance company denied MRI of the lumbar area. I don't think they want me as a customer anymore :''( Very difficult to come up with a treatment decision when I don't have the whole picture. I've been diagnosed with OA since in my 30's. Now I have fibro, type 2 diabetes, DDD, and who knows what else.but my blood pressure is good!!!How do I keep my hands and fingers working. My thumb screams in pain when I have to use it on the steering wheel. Any advice would be appreciated.