Can Carpal Tunnel Cause Pain In Shoulder And Elbow?

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Asked by sharon

Can Carpal Tunnel Cause Pain In Shoulder And Elbow?

Answer

If you're asking if repetitive motions can cause elbow and shoulder pain just as they do with wrist pain the answer is yes. Personally I have had problems with shoulder pain, not wrist pain, from using the keyboard and mouse.

If you're asking if carpel tunnel syndrome can cause elbow and shoulder pain as well - the answer to that is - yes, it can and it's not uncommon. In fact one study showed that about half the people with carpel tunnel syndrome also have shoulder pain.

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