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Can video games actually cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

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Dr. Randy Hauck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

There is no evidence that hand use causes carpal tunnel syndrome.
It is caused by pressure on the median nerve at the wrist and we do not know what causes the swelling. It is most common in women of middle age who are overweight.

In brief: Unlikely

There is no evidence that hand use causes carpal tunnel syndrome.
It is caused by pressure on the median nerve at the wrist and we do not know what causes the swelling. It is most common in women of middle age who are overweight.
Dr. Randy Hauck
Dr. Randy Hauck
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Dr. Asaf Presente
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Any repetitive motion (especially motions with that strain the tendons in the wrist - within the "carpal" tunnel) can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.

In brief: Yes

Any repetitive motion (especially motions with that strain the tendons in the wrist - within the "carpal" tunnel) can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.
Dr. Asaf Presente
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