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Who's at Risk for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?Women are three times more likely than men to get carpal tunnel syndrome. For both men and women, the risk increases as they age.
- Trauma or injury to the wrist that causes swelling, such as sprain or fracture
- Certain medical conditions, such as hypothyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus)
- Hormonal changes, such as with pregnancy or menopause
- Alcohol abuse
- Obesity (see BMI Calculator to find your ideal weight).