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Carpal tunnel cannot necessarily be prevented because some people just have an anatomy that puts them at risk of developing it, even if they’re not particularly active with their hands, even if they’re not laborers or working at a computer or driving all day. Some people just (for whatever reason) their anatomy is such that they’re inclined to develop carpal tunnel syndrome. For instance, avoiding excessive risk flexion, excessive wrist extension. (*Demonstrates* This would be flexion and this would be extension.) Those are the things that would actually aggravate the median nerve at the carpal tunnel. So if you can avoid excessive risk flexion and extension, that can help prevent the symptoms from occurring.

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