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Can you get carpal tunnel from playing an instrument?

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Dr. Raymond Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: 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...

In brief: 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...
Dr. Raymond Raven
Dr. Raymond Raven
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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology

In brief: May do

This is controversial but some authorities believe that certain activities overusing the wrist and fingers such as typing may play a part they used to tell us that it was common in pneumatic drill users?!

In brief: May do

This is controversial but some authorities believe that certain activities overusing the wrist and fingers such as typing may play a part they used to tell us that it was common in pneumatic drill users?!
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
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