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can you get carpal tunnel from writing

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
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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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes : If you do it too much.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Rest: Discontinue offending activity, stretch finger flexors
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A 36-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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
not directly: Not directly, but the problem that causes carpal tunnel can also cause tendonitis.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Huang
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Not likely: While knitting and crocheting with your wrists in a bent position for a long time may exacerbate your carpal tunnel symptoms, it does not cause carpal ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience Rheumatology
Unknown: Unknown.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
No.: No. It is a local nerve compression problem of the median nerve.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Carpal tunnel can often occur after repetitive stress such as would be seen with frequent using of a computer keyboard or lengthy piano playing.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
There are a few:: 1: wrist brace to keep the wrist from being flexed/extended. Initially used at night time. 2: steroid shots might be helpful, if the brace doesn't fu ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Depends: I have heard of really well trained massage therapists being able to help carpel tunnel in just a few visits.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Ergonomics: They make a variety of ergonomic mouses (mice?). Here's a helpful website: http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/cumousetips.html
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel comes from activities that involve repetitive use of the hands for fine motor activities, such as gaming, so the answer is YES.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Wrist Splint: Carpal tunnel can be very uncomfortable, especially at night when you are trying to sleep. Wearing a wrist splint at night can help. Icing the wrist ... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
28 years experience Neurology
Endoscopic : Endoscopic carpal tunnel release is one type of therapy used to treat compression of the median nerve as it passes through the wrist into the hand. O ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Pain and numbness: Carpal tunnel syndrome is often part of a broader problem that involves overuse and/or misuse of the entire arm from the fingertips to the neck. Peopl ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
You cannot: There are things like ergonomic work stations and wrist splints at night. Carpal tunnel syndrome is most common in women over fifty, overweight, diabe ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let try to help: 1. Maintain correct posture.. 2. Avoid gripping objects too tightly. 3. Regularly take breaks. Keep warm. 4. Avoid straining your wrists and bendi ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No: Studies have shown that this is not a repetitive stress injury but is a fairly common diagnosis to begin with.

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