Best Answer

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.

to learn more about this condition go to the related link below at http:/


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.

User Avatar

Wiki User

βˆ™ 2013-03-27 15:56:27
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides


16 cards

What is the effect of exercise on your flexibility

What is the fibrous connective tissue that holds bones in a joint together

What type of muscle straightens a joint

Which type of cancer is the leading cause of death

See all cards
411 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Can a 17-year-old have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

Can you have surgery on the shoulder for carpal tunnel syndrome?

No. Carpal tunnel syndrome does not involve the shoulder at all.

The treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome is known as a?

carpal tunnel release

What are facts about carpal tunnel syndrome?

That computer use is almost never a cause of carpal tunnel syndrome.

What is the surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome called?

Carpal tunnel release surgery.

When was Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - album - created?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - album - was created on 2000-02-22.

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs in what region of the body?

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs in the wrist region. This portion of the wrist is actually known as the carpal tunnel. It is the flexor portion of the wrist.

Who is most vulnerable to carpal tunnel syndrome?

Women between the ages of 30 and 60 have the highest rates of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Syndrome occur when the tendons that pass through the carpal tunnel are chronically overused and become inflamed and swollen?

carpal tunnel syndrome.

How do you use the word carpal tunnel syndrome in a sentence?

"After spending long hours on the computer for work, I have developed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome"

Can carpal tunnel syndrome cause nape pain?

Carpal tunnel can effect from your fingers to your shoulder.

What syndrome you get from improper use of keyboard?

Carpal tunnel syndrome

What are the demographics of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is more common in women than in men, perhaps because the carpal tunnel generally has a smaller cross section in women than in men.

People also asked