Has anybody ever had it? My 27 year old son was diagnosed with it a while back. He does this really heavy duty commercial welding and apparently that's what caused it. He went to a local doctor that he's not too fond of but who was the only one who could see him without a long wait. The doctor said he had carpel tunnel and would probably need surgery. He referred him to a neurologist, which I thought was kind of weird. The neurologist checked him out and said that he not only had carpel tunnel in both wrists but that he was also getting arthritis in both wrists and both hands! Arthritis at age 27! But the neurologist said he should have been referred to an orthopedic surgeon, not a neurologist, so they made him another appointment. So he went to the orthopedic surgeon who agreed with both diagnoses but said he should be seeing a neurologist, not an orthopedic surgeon! They wanted to refer him back to the same neurologist he had already seen! Meanwhile, a month has gone by, he's seen three different doctors, he has gotten absolutely nowhere, and he still can't get his fingers to bend right! And he's having a really hard time at work because of the problems with his hands! My daughter is a nurse and she said that she's always seen people with carpel tunnel be referred to an orthopedic surgeon! Has anybody ever had this surgery done? By an orthopedic surgeon? And how was it diagnosed? This is getting ridiculous and the longer he waits the worse it gets!