The actress Brooke Shields, known for her roles in films such as Endless Love and The Blue Lagoon, posted a picture to her 90,000 fans on Twitter in 2015, sharing the news that she had just undergone surgery on both hands for her CTS.
Actress Jessica Alba explained on Jimmy Kimmel Live, that she believed she was having a stroke one night when she woke up with numbness in her arm.
A trip to the emergency room and the subsequent MRI found that she had carpal tunnel syndrome. Jessica believes that the carpal tunnel symptoms are a result of the many hours she spends on her computer running her eco-friendly baby product company, The Honest Company.
Matthew Perry is an avid gamer, in fact he is known to be a huge fan of the latest video game hit, ‘Fallout’.
The sitcom star explained to the ladies of The View, he once played Fallout so much that he developed carpal tunnel syndrome.
Any gamer who puts in hundreds of hours with their favorite game increases their chances of developing CTS dramatically. Read more about our opinions on Carpal Tunnel and gaming here.
Boston Red Sox Pitcher David Price
Early 2018, Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price had to miss the start of the season due to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Coincidentally, there was also rumor that his Carpal Tunnel pain was brought on to his love of another new video game ‘Fortnite’. So, once again intense video game usage and carpal Tunnel are directly linked.
The keyboardist best known for his work with the prog-rock group Emerson, Lake and Palmer had publicly admitted to struggling with nerve damage in his hands — a common result of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
This nerve damage was rumored to have had a large negative impact on his renowned dexterity on the keyboard. So much so that this loss of performance was said to have had an impact on his anxiety. Tragically, Emerson took his own life in 2016 and is greatly missed.
The Duke of Edinburgh
In 2010, the Duke of Edinburgh underwent surgery on his wrist to treat his Carpal Tunnel pain. Royal aides were unable to say how long the Duke had been suffering with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, but it is rumored that this could be due to the physical demands placed on the wrists during carriage driving competitions.
To do so in his 80s is no doubt impressive and a testament to the Duke’s character and determination.