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Anyone can. It can be brought on by any repetitive action in the wrist. How many hours you spend on the computer should give some guidance as to whether or not you need to talk with your doctor.

=========================================================================================== Yes. I was diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome when I was 16 years old. I was given a wrist brace, which helped for a couple of years. My doctor told me that for some people, the brace will cure it. For others it will work for a while, and for some it doesn't work at all. I am 25 and just a month ago had surgery on both hands to correct it. The doctor told me that for 98 percent of people the surgery will cure it for good...for the other two percent there is some chance of reoccurrence.


It is certainly possible, but uncommon.

It is usually seen in 45-55 yr old females and males, females 2 to 1.

I would look for other possible causes of your symptoms as there are many. Diabetes, hypothyroidism, pregnancy, old wrist injuries/fractures, etc...anything that can cause swelling in the carpal tunnel canal that puts pressure on the median nerve can give you carpal tunnel symptoms.

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I was sixteen years old when i was diagnosed with CTS last year (I know it sucks!). CTS is painful especially at night that's why I have to wear splints on both my hands now. I have gotten the cortisone (I think that's what it's called!) shot and it worked for like a month but then it came back. My doctors can't explain how or why I have CTS.

Carpel tunnel syndrome can also be brought on by the inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis.

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