Risk Factors for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. - Cram Osteopaths

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