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I would have thought that a bit of sponsorship might be the order of the day here. If they work as well as the developer says they should make quite a difference and we can certainly depend on you to tell it like it was.
Now you're talking !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I found this while browsing for knee protectors.

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It might help along with your throttle rocker. For £18, it might be worth a try !
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Have you actually had it diagnosed properly?
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) affects the thumb, 2nd, 3rd and thumb side of the 4th finger and usually doesn't cause symptoms past the elbow.
Neck problems cause symptoms from the neck down to the hand.
There are rarer problems such as problems with the brachial plexus in the shoulder/armpit area or even the roof of the lung.
The treatments are different. CTS can be treated with a wrist splint to be used night-time for sure and sometimes in the day; also relatively easy steroid injection.
Then there's ulnar nerve pinching, usually at the elbow. it affects the 5th finger and the nearby half of the 4th finger. But you say your syndrome affects the thumb(s).
All 3 can affect grip.

You can't treat a problem till it has been correctly diagnosed.

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Goodness gracious, I didn't realize so many people would reply. So many things to consider and think about.

So far I went the other day and bought myself a Scottoiler Cramp Buster (a.k.a throttle rocker). This seems to be good.

I also went to a Chinese torture healer yesterday and after some acupuncture... she manipulated my vertebrae and some ribs and then went to work on my wrist and well: short of being left for dead, she damn near ripped my arm off. Well, the short story is she rotated one of those small bones in my wrist which was causing my hand to be ajar, and the problem with a lack of circulation and over extension of some of the tendons/nerves in my wrist. Anyhow, she assured me it's all fixed (mechanically) now, but the tissue in my arm is bruised and punished and should recover in the next few days.

Meanwhile riding isn't so easy, however the hand is now in a very different position from what it was before.

I'll give this a week and see where I end up. Thanks for all your posts guys!

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