Causes of CTS
Repeating the same hand movements over and over can lead to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. It’s most common in people whose jobs require pinching or gripping with the wrist held bent. People at risk include people who use computers, carpenters, grocery checkers, assembly-line workers, meat packers, musicians and mechanics.
CTS may also be caused by an injury to the wrist such as a fracture, or it may be caused by a disease such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis or thyroid disease. Carpal tunnel syndrome is also common during the last few months of pregnancy.