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I have numbness and tingling in my fingers after typing on the keyboard. Could this be carpal tunnel?

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Dr. Mark Einbecker
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Possibly

Though it has been showed that keyboard work does not cause cts it can precipitate symtoms.
This is not the same as aggrivate, an important distinction for wc.

In brief: Possibly

Though it has been showed that keyboard work does not cause cts it can precipitate symtoms.
This is not the same as aggrivate, an important distinction for wc.
Dr. Mark Einbecker
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Dr. Richard Makowiec
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Yes

Carpal tunnel syndrome typically gives numbness and tingling in the thumb, index, middle and radial (thumb side) of the ring finger. It can be aggravated by keyboard work, wrist position, vibratory tools, etc.
It commonly causes symptoms at night too.

In brief: Yes

Carpal tunnel syndrome typically gives numbness and tingling in the thumb, index, middle and radial (thumb side) of the ring finger. It can be aggravated by keyboard work, wrist position, vibratory tools, etc.
It commonly causes symptoms at night too.
Dr. Richard Makowiec
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Dr. Randy Hauck
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Yes

Carpal tunnel syndrome is not caused by typing, however. It typically presents with numbness and tingling, particularly when sleeping, driving or reading.
Bending the wrist to extremes tends to aggravate it. Seek medical attention if it persists longer than 2-3 weeks.

In brief: Yes

Carpal tunnel syndrome is not caused by typing, however. It typically presents with numbness and tingling, particularly when sleeping, driving or reading.
Bending the wrist to extremes tends to aggravate it. Seek medical attention if it persists longer than 2-3 weeks.
Dr. Randy Hauck
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