A common factor in developing carpal tunnel symptoms is increased hand use or activity.
While repetitive activities are often blamed for the development of Carpal Tunnel, the correlation is often unclear. Physiology and family history may have a significant role in individual’s susceptibility.
Many cases of carpal tunnel syndrome are provoked by repetitive grasping and manipulating activities. The exposure can be cumulative. Activities may be work- related or related to other activities (i.e. home improvement chores.)
Symptoms are commonly exacerbated by forceful and repetitive use of the hand and wrists in industrial occupations, including jack hammer operators, meat packers, computer users and musicians. The condition has been documented for decades, but in recent 10 to 20 years has become more prevalent, probably due to better public awareness and earlier diagnosis.
There are a number of causes of carpal tunnel syndrome. They can be either traumatic, or non-traumatic.
Work related exposure is a common contributor to of carpal tunnel syndrome. In the U.S., for instance, carpal tunnel syndrome is the biggest single contributing factor...