Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (cont.)
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Causes
The following are risk factors associated with the development of carpal tunnel syndrome:
Carpal tunnel syndrome is rare in children.
The relationship between work and carpal tunnel syndrome is unclear. Positions of extreme wrist flexion and extension are known to increase pressures within the carpal canal and apply pressure on the nerve. This is particularly true with repetitive strain injury to the wrist. Intensity, frequency, and duration of work activity and their relationship to carpal tunnel syndrome are unclear.
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