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Health Tip: At Risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Health Tip: At Risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

09/20/11

(HealthDay News) -- Carpal tunnel syndrome involves swelling of a nerve in the wrist that extends into the hand. It can cause pain and weakness, and is typically caused by repetitive motions over a long period of time.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine says these activities may cause carpal tunnel syndrome:

  • Typing at a computer, especially if the workstation is not set up correctly.
  • Sewing.
  • Painting.
  • Working on an assembly line.
  • Using vibrating tools or hand tools.
  • Playing certain musical instruments.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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