Can all hand activities lead to something as severe as carpal tunnel syndrome?

Not necessarily. Although some activities, work related or daily routine, can aggravate or exacerbate carpal tunnel syndrome, not all activities can cause the condition.
Clarification. Agree with prior answers. However, i'd like to look at the question from a different perspective. A great many people with carpal tunnel focus only on computer and keyboard (i.E work related activities) . This is wrong. Any activity that involves up and down motion of the wrist may exacerbate and perpetuate carpal tunnel syndrome in a predisposed individual.
Unclear... Since we really do not know the cause of carpal tunnel syndrome, it is impossible to say what, if any, activities are causative. We see carpal tunnel syndrome in elderly patients with minimal hand activities, for example. It is true that some vigorous repetitive activities may worsen carpal tunnel that is already present, or in a person who is predisposed to the condition.

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Will the use of a hand gripper lead to carpal tunnel syndrome?

I'm assuming. You're talking about the hand gripper that you find sporting good stores. I don't think this single thing leads to carpal tunnel I do think that if you have carpet tunnel mouth case and you do too much of anything that's repetitive you can make the carpal thompson feel worse of times in addition carpal tunnels often progressive problem so sometimes it's just seems that the activity makes it worse but it just gets worse anyway if you don't have carpal tall symptom symptoms now that i wouldn't worry about using a hand gripper. Read more...

Two disc herniations 1 pinching C8 ddd canal stenosis and severe carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands. Which is causing severe hand numbness 3yrs?

Likely carpal tunnel. Both have overlap within the hands depending upon the distribution. MRI is necessary of cervical spine and in many cases if distribution is not distinct, further an EMG/Nerve conduction study to delineate. In most cases however, it is more likely the carpal tunnel is the culprit. Consultation/examination by a neurosurgeon would be most appropriate for diagnosis. Read more...

Do you know are my hands doomed because of carpal tunnel syndrome?

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

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. Read more...

I have bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome and every morning when I wake up and stretch my wrists and hands basically crackle. Is this from the CTS?

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