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Could you get carpal tunnel syndrome from masturbating

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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience Rheumatology
Unknown: Unknown.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Very unlikely: But if u have cts any activity can make it feel worse at times.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Repetative activitie: Any repetitive activities in excess can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes : If you do it too much.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: Arthritis no. Carpal tunnel syndrome highly unlikely. If you feel your need to masturbate is excessive, see a therapist. You may have developed a habi ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
20 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: If a patient is prone to carpal tunnel syndrome then any activity which causes excessive pressure within the carpal tunnel such as flexion, extension, ... Read More
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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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
24 years experience Hand Surgery
Carpal tunnel: Prolonged wrist flexion can contribute. This in concert with forceful finger flexion may aggravate the contents if the carpal canal and lead to carpa ... Read More
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Repetitive use of hands can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.
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 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Probably: Try a different grip. This is good advice for everybody. By masturbating, you're learning about your body to prepare you for relationships, and you'l ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Women often get carpal tunnel syndrome(cts) during the peri-natal period, likely due to increased fluid within the carpal tunnel. This compresses the ... Read More
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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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
19 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Typing, as with other repetitive motions that cause prolonged flexing of the wrist, has been associated with development of carpal tunnel syndrome. H ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
No carpal tunnel: Generally is not caused by typing or texting. This may make a existing case feel worse but this is not the primary cause.
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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Taro Kaibara
24 years experience Neurosurgery
Avoid risk factors: Typical risk factors include weight gain, fluid retention, repetitive hand/wrist motions, etc.
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