Risk Factors for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. - Cram Osteopaths - Osteopaths in Glasgow, Ayr and Muirhead

Risk Factors for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

In this study, researchers compared questionnaire data and exam findings from 1,512 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and age-matched controls. They found the following are risk factors for the condition: increasing age, smoking, past/current wrist injury, diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism and work that places excessive force on the wrists. The findings suggest that lifestyle changes could go a long way to reduce the incidence of CTS.
Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, March 2018