Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Lifestyle modifications

WEIGHT

  • Obesity is probably a risk factor for Carpal tunnel syndrome (1)

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

  • Repetitive, forceful hand and wrist use is a risk factor for CTS (1)
  • Work with vibration tools or with hands in cold temperature increase the risk of CTS (1)

References

1) https://www.uptodate.com/contents/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-pathophysiology-and-risk-factors


Resources

EXPLANATION TO EVIDENCE PRESENTATION

Figure: Evidence pyramid

Evidence based on guidelines and evidence based Clinical Decision Systems is written in BOLD font

Evidence based on meta analysis or systematic reviews is written in BOLD and CURSIVE font

​Evidence based on randomized controlled trials is written in PLAIN font

Evidence based on observational / cohort studies is written in CURSIVE font