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How can you prevent carpal tunnel syndrome?

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Dr. Daniel Mass
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: CTS has some that

Can be prevented, but proving that you prevented it.
May be tricky.Thus the problem need a huge randomized blinded study or huge multifactorial longitudinal study to figure it out.

In brief: CTS has some that

Can be prevented, but proving that you prevented it.
May be tricky.Thus the problem need a huge randomized blinded study or huge multifactorial longitudinal study to figure it out.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Treatment carpal

Treatment for carpal tunnel can range from conservative to surgical.
Antiinflammatory medication, splints to start. Injections in the wrist. Nerve studies and posbily surgery. Carpal tunnel release can be done open or endoscopic. A hand surgeon can help. http://www.handctr.com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-q-a.html.

In brief: Treatment carpal

Treatment for carpal tunnel can range from conservative to surgical.
Antiinflammatory medication, splints to start. Injections in the wrist. Nerve studies and posbily surgery. Carpal tunnel release can be done open or endoscopic. A hand surgeon can help. http://www.handctr.com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-q-a.html.
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