Risk Factors of CTS
There are several risk factors that can predispose and individual to carpal tunnel syndrome
• Those who have injured their wrists including broken bones, crush bones, or burns may be more likely to develop CTS
• Certain repetitive occupations can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome including typists, factory employees, musicians, individuals who use vibrating machines like jack hammers or drills and barbers.
• Those who have medical problems like Raynaud's disease, arthritis, water retention or hormonal conditions have a higher likelihood of getting CTS. Tumors in the tunnel can also cause CTS.
• Carpal tunnel syndrome usually affects those in the middle and late stages of life.
• Women are more likely to get CTS than men.
• Genetically some individuals can be born with a narrow carpal tunnel leading to carpal tunnel syndrome.