Who is at risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

People who need to use their hands or wrists in repetitive or forceful motions at work are at a higher risk for carpal tunnel syndrome. This may include construction workers or factory employees. People with other medical conditions that affect their joints, nerves or hormones may also have a higher risk of having carpal tunnel syndrome. Also, women are more at risk than men.

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