a few years ago, I thought I had carpal tunnel; doc said not much to do for it except surgery, which I didn't want. So I rested myself - stopped knitting for a couple of months....and then taught myself different knitting techniques.
Varying my ways of holding needles and yarn, and slowing down. I used to knit as if my life depended on getting it done quickly. Now I knit slowly, rest often....and it's ok. I still get pain occasionally, but I figure that it comes with aging.
There are many ways to live with a bit of pain. Have you talked to your health provider(s) for ways? Good luck!