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What can cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

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Often, people don't know what brought on their carpal tunnel syndrome. But it can happen because of:

  • Repetitive motions, like typing or any motions of the wrist that you do over and over. This is especially true of actions when your hands are lower than your wrist.
  • Conditions like hypothyroidism, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes
  • Pregnancy

From: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 9/11/2019

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

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