Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Fluid build up
- A growth in or around it
- Moving the hands, wrists, or fingers, the same way over and over, such as:
- Typing on a computer
- Playing some musical instruments
- Using hand tools
- Using tools that vibrate
- Breaking or hurting the wrist
- Having a narrow carpal tunnel (being born with one or for other reasons)
- Having tumors or cysts in the carpal tunnel
- Some health issues can cause swelling or fluid build up:
- Kidney or heart disease
- Thyroid problems
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- Carpal tunnel syndrome. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/carpal-tunnel-syndrome. Accessed May 2, 2022.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome fact sheet. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/health-information/patient-caregiver-education/fact-sheets/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-fact-sheet. Accessed May 2, 2022.
- James P. Cornell, MD
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