Carpal tunnel syndrome can happen to anyone and the causes aren’t always clear. Repetitive movements of the fingers, especially with a bend wrist, can aggravate the condition. In the past many people have blamed CTS on activities like typing. In this changing world though, there are many culprits to blame, including playing video games and even taking selfies. “People are trying to take a selfie and they’re flexing their wrist for a prolonged period of time trying to get the right shot,” said Mendenhall. “That can actually cause carpal tunnel symptoms.”

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