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  1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - What Increases Your Risk

    Carpal tunnel syndrome can result from any combination of health conditions and physical activities that increase pressure on the median nerve as it passes through the wrist.

  2. Safe Hand and Wrist Movements - Topic Overview

    Try to avoid hand and wrist movements that can cause pain and other symptoms.Keep your wrists straight or only slightly bent. Avoid activities that bend or twist the wrists for long periods of time.Take frequent breaks from typing or other repetitive activities to stretch your hands and wrists.Avoid doing repetitive movements (hammering, typing, knitting, quilting, sweeping, raking, playing racquet sports, rowing) for long periods of time without rest breaks.Avoid holding objects in one position for long periods of time (holding a book or playing cards).Watch your grip. Gripping with only the thumb and index finger can stress the wrist. Whenever possible, use your whole hand to grasp an object.Reduce the speed and force of repetitive hand movements.When working with tools that vibrate (drills, sanders), use specially designed gloves that support the wrist and have vibration-absorbing padding. Take frequent breaks, and switch hands often.Stop any activities that you think may be

  3. Wrist Care: Preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    If you spend a lot of time doing activities that involve forceful or repetitive finger or wrist movement or use of vibrating equipment, you have an increased risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). These activities can include driving, using a keyboard, working with small instruments, knitting, or using a sander. You can reduce your risk, as well as any hand pain or weakness you may ...

  4. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Health Tools

    This health tools will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding carpal tunnel.

  5. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Symptoms

    The most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome are tingling, numbness, weakness, or pain of the fingers or, less commonly, the palm. Symptoms most often occur in the parts of the hand supplied by the median nerve: the thumb, index finger, middle finge

  6. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - What Happens

    The tingling, numbness, and pain of carpal tunnel syndrome usually develop gradually. Symptoms often get worse if you do not stop or change an activity that is helping to cause the condition.

  7. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Cause

    Learn about carpal tunnel syndrome and what causes it.

  8. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Treatment Overview

    Treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome is based on the seriousness of the condition, whether there is any nerve damage, and whether other treatment has helped.

  9. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Learn about carpal tunnel syndrome and its link to arthritis.

  10. Pinched Nerve

    Learn more about pinched nerves, a common injury that can result in chronic pain.

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