A 21-year-old member asked:
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how can i prevent carpal tunnel syndrome?

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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
Lots of things to do: Wrist exercise and stretch at work or home, work place ergonomic assessment, avoid repetitive work at a time, give rest to the joint and do some stretch in between. Avoid or control obesity, manage thyroid disorders, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and kidney failure, avoid falls and fractures, drink alcohol only on occasions and not more, and keep in mind this problem is more common in pregnancy.
Answered on Feb 15, 2017
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
CTS: Good health, exercise in moderation, stretching and a little luck.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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