Anything that causes irritation, inflammation, fluid retention, or an abnormal growth in or around the carpal tunnel can cause carpal tunnel syndrome, including:
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Last reviewed September 2017 by EBSCO Medical Review Board James P. Cornell, MD Last Updated: 9/17/2014