A 27-year-old member asked:
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could you get carpal tunnel syndrome from masturbating?

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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 it is an unlikely cause.
Answered on May 9, 2018
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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Carpal Tunnel: It certainly is concievable if your wrist in the wrong position and you are doing this for prolonged periods.
Answered on May 30, 2018
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Dr. Matthew Welsch
24 years experience Hand Surgery
Maybe: Many times the exact cause of carpal tunnel is not determined...Some people just get it. Some repetitive activities (usually associated with vibration) can cause swelling within the tendons of your carpal tunnel, which may increase pressure on the nerve involved. This may relate to frequency/duration of masturbation. Stop masturbating and see if your symptoms improve.
Answered on Jan 4, 2020
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Very unlikely: But if u have cts any activity can make it feel worse at times.
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Repetative activitie: Any repetitive activities in excess can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.
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