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What are some precautions to prevent carpal tunnel?

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 39 years experience
Repetitive movement: Carpal tunnel symptoms flair up and calm down after a flare --if no diabetes, edema, obesity, hypothroid--just wear wrist brace avoid flexion, of the wrist, avoid repetitive movements and may be a little steroid on the medican nerve at the tunnel.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Prevention: Avoiding repeated and forces bending of the wrist. Splits can help as well as ergonomic chairs and wrist supports to maintain recommended positions to minimize compression of the nerve.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What are ways to prevent carpal tunnel?

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Dr. Adam Hebb
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Ergonomics: Keeping excellent ergonomics during repetitive movements such as typing may help.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can carpal tunnel be prevented?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Sometimes.: There are many conditions associated to cts that cannot be preventable, such as diabetes, hypothyroidism, arthritis, amyloidosis. The only preventive thing we can do is to prevent using the wrist and hand too much (overuse) which is associated to certain occupations or professions or even hobbies.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How can you prevent carpal tunnel syndrome?

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Dr. Daniel Mass
Hand Surgery 46 years experience
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.

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