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About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Did you know that one in every one hundred people is affected by what is known as carpal tunnel syndrome at some point in their life? While commonly found in women in the thirty to fifty-year age range, carpal tunnel syndrome can affect nearly anyone, from assembly line workers, to surgeons and dentists, to secretaries and computer data entry personnel, to even those who play musical instruments or video games. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very painful and progressive condition that occurs in the wrist, caused by […]

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What Causes Carpal Tunnel

A common factor in developing carpal tunnel symptoms is increased hand use or activity. While repetitive activities are often blamed for the development of Carpal Tunnel, the correlation is often unclear. Physiology and family history may have a significant role in individual’s susceptibility. Many cases of carpal tunnel syndrome are provoked by repetitive grasping and manipulating activities. The exposure can be cumulative. Activities may be work- related or related to other activities (i.e. home improvement chores.) Symptoms are commonly exacerbated by forceful and repetitive use of the […]

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