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Can children develop carpal tunnel syndrome?

Although infrequent, children can get carpal tunnel especially those who do a great deal of extending or flexing at the wrist such as playing a stringed instrument or flute. Diabetics in general are also more susceptible to develop carpal tunnel syndrome. There is also a hereditary condition called Hereditary Neuropathy with Liability to Pressure Palsy which can run in families.

Although it's possible, it's rare for a child to develop carpal tunnel syndrome. When children do get carpal tunnel syndrome, the most common causes may include playing musical instruments, playing tennis, typing, playing video games, and doing gymnastics. Children can also develop carpal tunnel symptom as a result of an injury, like a sprained or broken wrist. However, the condition is far more common in adults over the age of 30.

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