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Who is more likely to get carpal tunnel syndrome?

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that happens when a major nerve in your hand gets pressured or squeezed. The nerve, called the median nerve, runs down your arm through a section in your write called the carpal tunnel. Women are 3 times more likely than men to get it. That may be because their carpal tunnels are smaller. Pregnancy also can bring on carpal tunnel syndrome.

From: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 09/11/2019

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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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