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The National Women's Health Information Center lists these common risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome:
- Abnormally small bones that form the carpal tunnel (between the wrists and hands).
- Frequent and repetitive movements of the hands and wrists.
- Any damage to the wrist joints or hands.
- Being pregnant.
- Being menopausal.
- Having had a mastectomy.
- Being obese.
- Certain medical problems, including rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, hypothyroidism or lupus.
-- Diana Kohnle
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