Repetitive stress injuries
Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome usually progress gradually over weeks and months and sometimes years. Anyone with recurrent or persistent pain, numbness and tingling, or weakness of the hand should consult a doctor for a diagnosis. Symptoms often develop as follows:
Symptoms may occur not only when the hand is being used but also at night when the patient is at rest. Even in cases where work is suspected as the cause, symptoms typically first occur outside of work. In fact, the disorder may be distinguished from similar conditions by pain occurring at night after going to bed.
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