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Can you get carpal tunnel from writing

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Unlikely: Carpal tunnel can happen after to people who are involved in repetative activities but unless that activity goes on for several hours a day every day ... Read More
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Carpal Tunnel: It certainly is concievable if your wrist in the wrong position and you are doing this for prolonged periods.
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Maybe: Many times the exact cause of carpal tunnel is not determined...Some people just get it. Some repetitive activities (usually associated with vibration... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Less common: Repetitive flexion/extension of the wrist may be encountered with a piano, but, as i understand it, this represents the non-preferred way of playing t... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Piano carpal tunnel: If you have carpal tunnel and play the piano chances are that this is when it may bother you, but the piano playing is unlikely the cause.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
CTS: Perhaps, but prove that you caused it and not form something else it..Thus the problem need a huge randomized blinded study or huge multifactorial lon... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
May do: This is controversial but some authorities believe that certain activities overusing the wrist and fingers such as typing may play a part they used to... Read More
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Debatable: Most people who develop carpal tunnel syndrome are probably genetically predisposed to the condition, while others develop the condition in response t... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Possibly: Any excessive repetitive type of motion can lead to carpal tunnel.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
WRIST IS WHERE: The problem is, fingers is where you feel the problems.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eleanor Host
30 years experience
Wrist position key: It's not the typing per se that gives you this condition, but the repetitive way you hold your hand and wrist. The nerve that gets pressured runs unde... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Anyone: Anyone with repetitive motions across the wrist (most of us) can develops this syndrome.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Yes it is possible: Most likely you get the symptoms of the carpel tunnel because of the stretching of the medial nerve from carrying stuff in week position of the hand ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Overuse: Repetitive movement of the hands is the usual cause. Anything that causes inflammation in the carpal tunnel (wrist) can cause the syndrome which is n... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: I have heard of really well trained massage therapists being able to help carpel tunnel in just a few visits.