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Reducing Your Risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
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Reducing Your Risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is often caused by using the wrists and hands to do the same motions over and over. Trying to avoid or limit those kinds of tasks may lower the risk of the syndrome.


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  • James P. Cornell, MD
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