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Understanding the Link Between Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Diabetes

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It has been well established that diabetics have a higher chance of developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome than non diabetics. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome develops in 6% of all Type 2 Diabetes sufferers. But what causes the higher risk factor?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the result of swelling and pressure at the Carpal Tunnel. Any thing that interferes with blood flow to the hands, causes nerve issues or affects soft tissue increases the risk of developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Diabetes, and Diabetic Neuropathy does all of that.

If you suffer from Diabetes or Pre-diabetes you should be particularly vigilant at preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

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