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A 18-year-old female asked:

Is it bad that an 18 year old has carpal tunnel already?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Can be fixed: Do not worry, as we see carpal tunnel frequently as a consequence of keyboarding on computers, i-pads, cell phones, and sports. Not a sign of impending disease and easily reversible. Get it fixed and resume your activities.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
No not bad but: Certainly make sure diagnosis is correct and there are not issues such as diabetes thyroid disassembly or other endocrine issues or metabolic problems.

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