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how can you prevent carpal tunnel syndrome?

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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, diabetic or with thyroid or kidney disease. If you do not have these problems than your chance of getting cts is low.
Answered on Apr 2, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Treatment carpal: Treatment for carpal tunnel can range from conservative to surgical. Antiinflammatory medication, splints to start. Injections in the wrist. Nerve studies and posbily surgery. Carpal tunnel release can be done open or endoscopic. A hand surgeon can help. http://www.handctr.com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-q-a.html.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
CTS has some that: Can be prevented, but proving that you prevented it. May be tricky.Thus the problem need a huge randomized blinded study or huge multifactorial longitudinal study to figure it out.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013

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The only thing that-: -may avoid CTS is don't get pregnant as it is common. Otherwise you just have 2 on the watch 4 early symptoms, and avoid the activity that causes it.
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Avoid risk factors: Typical risk factors include weight gain, fluid retention, repetitive hand/wrist motions, etc.
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