Wrist and Hand related pages:


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is more common in manual workers, especially with jobs involving a lot of wrist movement, so overuse of the hand may be a factor.

The following are all associated with CTS: pregnancy, obesity, an underactive thyroid, diabetes and the menopause.

Avoiding Wrist and Hand Pain
  • Avoid over-use of your wrist by excessive squeezing, gripping or wringing.
  • If Carpal Tunnel Syndrome was caused by a work-related or sporting activity then reducing or modifying these can help settle symptoms. Losing weight may also be helpful if you are overweight.
  • For more information about maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle download our leaflets opposite.

Please note -
These are general exercises, seek advice if you are unsure.

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