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A 36-year-old female asked:

my mother has carpal tunnel in both wrists, also had surgery on both. what are my chances of having the occurrence? we're both similar in stature.

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Not likely: is an inflammatory disorder caused by repetitive stress, physical trauma, or a medical condition. There is some evidence that there may be genetic or environmental risk factors, but the evidence is weak. Stretching exercises, frequent rest breaks and good ergonomics are some tips for prevention.

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