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Do Repetitive Movements Cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

There is little clinical data to prove whether repetitive and forceful movements of the hand and wrist during work or leisure activities can result in carpal tunnel syndrome. Repeated motions performed in the course of normal work or other daily activities can result in repetitive motion disorders, however, such as bursitis and tendonitis.
 
Writer's cramp -- a condition in which a lack of fine motor skill coordination and ache and pressure in the fingers, wrist, or forearm is brought on by repetitive activity -- is not a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome.
 
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