I was experiencing constant numbness in my right thumb and went to a GP to have it checked out. I was put on anti-inlfammatories as well as cortizone for 5 days in conjunction with a splint. The diagnose was Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The GP referred me to a hand specialist Occupational Therapist before seeing an Upper Limb specialist. I had complained about numbness running down my arm a few months prior, but I felt like this was ignored.