What are the vocational/avocational risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)?

Updated: Mar 30, 2020
  • Author: Nigel L Ashworth, MBChB, MSc, FRCPC; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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Vocational/avocational [26, 27, 28] - Activities that may be associated with CTS (particularly in combination) involve the following:

  • Prolonged, severe force through the wrist

  • Prolonged, extreme posture of the wrist

  • High amounts of repetitive movements

  • Exposure to vibration and/or cold

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