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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

The carpal tunnel is formed by the bones, tissues, and ligaments of the wrist. This tunnel exists to protect the median nerve, which controls sensations and movement to the thumb and fingers (not including the little finger). Carpal tunnel syndrome is when the carpal tunnel is inflamed and swollen, which pinches the median nerve and results in feelings of numbness, decreased grip strength, and muscle ...Read more


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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

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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 you get carpal tunnel from playing an instrument?

Can you get carpal tunnel from playing an instrument?

Debatable: Most people who develop carpal tunnel syndrome are probably genetically predisposed to the condition, while others develop the condition in response to other underling conditions (pregnancy, diabetes, etc). Typing, playing musical instruments and other similar functional activities may not cause cts, rather aggravate it (make it worse). The debate is not over... ...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 you get carpal tunnel on your palm as well as on your wrist?

BOTH: The carpal tunnel starts in the wrist and extends into the palm. It is the same disorder , the nerve runs through both, just the symptoms may seem more from one vs the other. ...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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How do people get carpal tunnel?

How do people get carpal tunnel?

carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel is generally not and overuse problem it is due to anatomy and life. ...Read more

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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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