SSC, I feel your pain. CTS sucks!! I just started getting the symptoms about 3-4 months ago. Even though I haven't had it that long, when I got my EMG test done it said that I had severe nerve damage in both arms between my wrist and elbow and most people are recommending surgery. It seemed like it started a few weeks after I started olympic lifting.
I remember the first signs were my hand getting numb for a few seconds after my heavier sets of OH squats. Eventually my first three fingers on both hands were constantly numb.
Im not sure if it's the oly lifting that caused it or a combination of things. I don't think sleeping on my hands at night for probably a year or more and waking up having them feeling extremely numb helped either. I think it's probably a combination of everything I do..
Sleep on my hands at night (I wear splints at night now though), wake up and lift, go to work at trader joe's where I'm on the register for 4-5 hours a day and we have to take every item out of everyone's cart/basket and ring it up, and then go home and go on the computer for a couple hours and repeat the process all over again.
I'm not really sure what to do. I might try taking a week off of work and focus on working on my legs and stay away from Oly/upper body lifting.
Any advice anyone has would be greatly appreciated.
P.S. - For those who have gotten ART, how many sessions did it take for you to notice some relief? I got ART once and noticed an immediate relief for a short time but then the numbness returned to normal.
SSC - sorry if I hijacked your thread at all. I'm just sort of thinking out loud and figured I'd share my experience. Hope you get your issue resolved or at least alleviated. Also I've been taking this nerve support formula with a bunch or B vitamins for about a week now and I think that is helping some.