I had CTS in both hands, 1st surgery was August, 2006(rt hand) and 2nd was November, 2006(lt hand). Since the surgery the numbness has gone away but my hands are sooooooo weak. I have trouble doing small things like opening up a bottle or picking up small objects. I can't tolerate to hold a pen in my hand and write for very long nor am I able to type for any length of time. My typing speed went from 85 wpms to 52 wpm on a good day. The doctor gave me a cortizone injection in my left elbow in August, 2007 because I was having pain in my forearm and elbow. He stated that it was from the weakness in my hands and that I was compensating for that. Now I am having trouble in both arms, pain in the wrist and palms of my hands and my thumbs, index fingers and middle fingers are stiff especially in the mornings. Is this normal?