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Are there ways to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome? Is it that you have to stop doing things with your hands?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: No you cannot

Stop using your hands anymore than you can stop breathing or eating or sleeping.
However you can recognize if you develop early carpal tunnel symptoms and seek treatment as often early treatment will help prevent the problem getting worse in many cases stop the process but it doesn't make sense to modify your activity in anticipation of getting carpal tunnel . Well there may be certain safeguards depending upon the activity that you're doing and better mechanics use for certain jobs that are prone to carpal tunnel you cannot let it worry you any more than anything else.

In brief: No you cannot

Stop using your hands anymore than you can stop breathing or eating or sleeping.
However you can recognize if you develop early carpal tunnel symptoms and seek treatment as often early treatment will help prevent the problem getting worse in many cases stop the process but it doesn't make sense to modify your activity in anticipation of getting carpal tunnel . Well there may be certain safeguards depending upon the activity that you're doing and better mechanics use for certain jobs that are prone to carpal tunnel you cannot let it worry you any more than anything else.
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