Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (cont.)
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The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome usually develop gradually. Symptoms often get worse if you don't stop or change an activity that is helping to cause the condition.
Most mild cases of carpal tunnel syndrome get better with treatment. Usually there is no permanent damage to the median nerve. Your symptoms may improve by themselves when:
Long-term carpal tunnel syndrome can cause:
If your carpal tunnel syndrome is getting worse, it may be best to have surgery before you have permanent damage to the median nerve. But even if you already have permanent nerve damage, surgery can help make your symptoms better.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common causes of absence from work.
What Increases Your Risk
Things that put you at risk for carpal tunnel syndrome include:
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