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Is carpal tunnel syndrome life-threatening?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is not life-threatening.

Carpal tunnel syndrome and its symptoms are not life-threatening. The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome can be debilitating and can definitely affect daily life, but carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated. If left untreated, the nerve and muscle damage to your hand and wrist can be permanent, but not life-threatening.

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