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Could you get carpal tunnel syndrome from masturbating?

Could you get carpal tunnel syndrome from masturbating?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

A medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel. The main symptoms are pain, numbness, and tingling, in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side ...Read more


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Could you get carpal tunnel syndrome from masturbation?

Could you get carpal tunnel syndrome from masturbation?

I guess so: But most carpal tunnel sufferers do not get it from masturbation and all who masturbate don't get carpal tunnel (disclaimer I have not studied this). ...Read more

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Can carpal tunnel syndrome from masturbating?

Can carpal tunnel syndrome from masturbating?

Very unlikely: But if u have cts any activity can make it feel worse at times. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get carpal tunnel from masturbation?

Is it possible to get carpal tunnel from masturbation?

Sure: Many times the exact cause of carpal tunnel is not determined...Some people just get it. Some repetitive activities 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. ...Read more

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Can you get carpal tunnel syndrome from playing the piano also?

Can you get carpal tunnel syndrome from playing the piano also?

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. ...Read more

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Can someone get carpal tunnel syndrome from knitting and crocheting?

Depends: Not unless you do it for more than 5 hours per day. Studies have shown that performing repetitive hand tasks for more than 5 hours a day can increase your risk of cts. ...Read more

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Who can get carpal tunnel syndrome?

Who can get carpal tunnel syndrome?

If you have a hand..: Anyone with a hand can get carpal tunnel syndrome. Certainly pregnant women, diabetics, hypothyroid patients and people who do a lot of hand intensive work have a higher incidence of it. None the less, you don't have to be in one of those groups to develop it. ...Read more

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Can children get carpal tunnel syndrome?

Can children get carpal tunnel syndrome?

Yes but very rare: Yes it's possible but very rare in my experience in children <16. ...Read more

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How can you make sure you don't get carpal tunnel syndrome?

How can you make sure you don't get carpal tunnel syndrome?

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How common is it for somebody to get carpal tunnel syndrome?

Very common: Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) is an entrapment median neuropathy, causing parenthesis, pain, numbness, and other symptoms in the distribution of the median nerve due to its compression at the wrist in the carpal tunnel. People who do work with air gun air tool, computer work any work repetitive\ in nature could cause it. Good luck, thanks. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get carpal tunnel syndrome from too much video games?

Is it possible to get carpal tunnel syndrome from too much video games?

Video Games and CTS: Any excessive repetitive type of motion can lead to carpal tunnel. ...Read more

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Can someone get carpal tunnel syndrome after three weeks of repetitive movement?

Can someone get carpal tunnel syndrome after three weeks of repetitive movement?

Carpal Tunnel Synd: Any excessive repetitive type of motion can lead to carpal tunnel. Anti-inflammatories are the first line of treatment in acute carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get carpal tunnel syndrome from typing and clicking every day?

No: CTS is less common in people who type all day than in manual workers, suggesting that typing is not a major risk factor for CTS ...Read more

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Is it possible to get carpal tunnel syndrome from typing and clicking every day?

Is it possible to get carpal tunnel syndrome from typing and clicking every day?

Unlikely: Carpal tunnel syndrome comes from pressure on the medican nerve at the wrist. There is no evidence that typing or clicking causes either. ...Read more

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Will everyone get carpal tunnel syndrome from typing every day, or are some people immune to it?

Will everyone get carpal tunnel syndrome from typing every day, or are some people immune to it?

No: A landmark study confirmed that there is no link between data entry typing work and carpal tunnel syndrome. Those that get it, are going to get it regardless of activity choice. ...Read more

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Can you get carpal tunnel syndrome from typing on a touch screen / tablet? Or does touch reduce the chances of getting injured compared to a keyboard?

Can you get carpal tunnel syndrome from typing on a touch screen / tablet? Or does touch reduce the chances of getting injured compared to a keyboard?

Depends: Actually, the primary cause for cts would be prolonged wrist flexion, such as sleeping with the hands tucked under the pillow or head when sleeping. Touch screens vs keyboards would follow the same logic depending on the prolonged posture. If the touch screen patient holds the tablet with a prolonged flexed wrist while typing with the other, they would more likely experience numbness than others. ...Read more

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Are people with marfan's skinny limbs, more likely to get carpal tunnel syndrome/ulnar nerve syndrome?

Possibly: People with marfan's can have hypermobility of their of joints which possibly could lead to irritation of either the median nerve causing carpal tunnel or the ulnar nerve causing ulnar nerve syndrome. ...Read more