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A common condition, carpal tunnel syndrome is thought to affect about 4 out of every 100 people in the United States and cost several billion dollars per year in time lost from work and in medical costs. Women are three times more likely than men to get carpal tunnel syndrome. For both men and women, the risk increases as they age.
Carpal tunnel symptoms usually begin gradually, with frequent burning, tingling, or itching and numbness in the hand and fingers. These symptoms tend to appear first in one or both hands during the night, since many people sleep with flexed wrists, but as the condition progresses and becomes worse, symptoms may occur during the day as well.
Several factors can increase your risk of carpal tunnel syndrome, including rheumatoid arthritis, repeated use of vibrating hand tools, and fluid retention during pregnancy or menopause.
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