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Repeated hand and wrist movements, especially if they are
done in awkward positions such as with the wrist bent forward or back, can cause swelling
or thickening of tissues within the carpal tunnel. The swelling makes the carpal tunnel smaller and puts pressure on the median nerve, which can cause tingling or pain in the wrist and hand.
These kinds of hand and wrist movements
are done in every part of our lives, during:
Here are some things you can do to put less strain on your body:
Current as of:
June 4, 2014
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Herbert von Schroeder, MD, MSc, FRCSC - Hand and Microvascular Surgery
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