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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Activities to Limit - Topic Overview

Activities that may increase your risk for carpal tunnel syndrome include:

  • Repetitive motions.
    • Continuous use of the hands and fingers, as when knitting or doing needlepoint with the wrist bent (flexed)
    • Frequent bending or twisting of the wrist, as when using a screwdriver
    • Repeated squeezing or gripping with the hand, as when using a spray bottle
    • Moving the fingers while the wrist is bent inward or flexed, as when playing musical instruments or typing
  • Use of vibrating tools such as sanders.
  • Use of a cane, wheelchair, or crutches, or doing certain sports (such as long-distance cycling) that require continuous forceful grasping with the wrist in an awkward position.
  • Bending the wrist during sleep.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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    Last Updated: October 02, 2012
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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