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Can you get carpal tunnel from writing

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Carpel Tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome typically starts gradually with a vague aching in your wrist that can extend to your hand or forearm. Common carpal tunnel synd... Read More
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Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 53 years experience
Possibly.: Entrapment of the median nerve (carpal tunnel syndrome) is possible as is inflammation of the sheaths surrounding the tendons (tendonitis). If restin... Read More
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Dr. Blake Miller
Orthopedic Surgery 15 years experience
Unlikely: Carpal tunnel is caused by entrapment of the median nerve in the carpal canal. It produces numbness and tingling in the thumb, index, middle and half ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Use it or lose it. Fine motor movements like the smoothness of handwriting are a skillset that you maintain by regular use. Surgery on the hand can di... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Carpal tunnel surgery is often only partially successful, and residual symptoms may persist. As mentioned, practice will result in more successful w... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Rest: Discontinue offending activity, stretch finger flexors
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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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Possibly: Any excessive repetitive type of motion can lead to carpal tunnel.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
WRIST IS WHERE: The problem is, fingers is where you feel the problems.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eleanor Host
31 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
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 23 years experience
Anyone: Anyone with repetitive motions across the wrist (most of us) can develops this syndrome.
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