Hi Donna, I do hope that you are writing this down on your list to give to the dr. Write every little thing and let him put it in you're file, as he can't remember from visit to visit. I was put on the wrist splints, my dr. saidthat it wasn't actually carpel tunnel sysn. but the inflamation from the lupus was causing the same effect, and yes, it does hurt. I do hope you feel better soon. Try the splints, but they are hot but they help.