A 44-year-old member asked:
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can you get carpal tunnel syndrome from playing the piano also?

3 doctor answers
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 the piano, but see no reason it could not occur otherwise.
Answered on Mar 14, 2019
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Piano carpal tunnel: If you have carpal tunnel and play the piano chances are that this is when it may bother you, but the piano playing is unlikely the cause.
Answered on May 15, 2018
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
CTS: Perhaps, but prove that you caused it and not form something else it..Thus the problem need a huge randomized blinded study or huge multifactorial longitudinal study to figure it out.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017

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Dr. Alex Meyers
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CTS: Yes. Anything that can lead to flexortenosynovitis (swelling about the flexor tendons) could potentially lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
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Carpal Tunnel Risk: You may be at a greater risk of delevoping carpal tunnel with any frequent, repetitive movement. Some people will go their whole working life with no ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
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Yes: Repetitive use of hands can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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No: Studies have shown that this is not a repetitive stress injury but is a fairly common diagnosis to begin with.

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