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1Carpal TunnelMichelle BrownMAG15507/19/2018What is carpal tunnel? It is a condition that causes numbness, tingling and other symptoms inthe hand and arm. Carpal tunnel is caused by a compressed nerve in the carpal tunnel , a narrowpassage way on the palm side of your wrist. This is generally more common in women than men becausethe Carpal tunnel area is smaller in women.Although there are many risk factors of what can cause this.It could be that the wrist bone are naturally smaller in women, creating a tighter space through whichthe nerves and tendons must pass. There also could be other genetic links that make it more likely forwomen to have musculoskeletal injuries such as CTS, like hormonal changes during pregnancy andmenopause.The common causes for developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are: genetic predisposition,repetitive movements, injuryor trauma, pregnancy, menopause and breast cancer. There are many