Will weight lifting exercises eventually cause carpal tunnel syndrome?
Hello, I heard that there is a rising trend among both men and women who engage in weightlifting, bodybuilding, and CrossFit training regimens to develop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I have been doing weight lifting exercises since last year I am worried. Will weight lifting exercises eventually cause carpal tunnel syndrome? If yes then should I stop weight lifting exercises?
@thusnelda Hello, Lifting elevated levels of weights with a tight grip, over and over, creates an intense kind of repetitive stress on the hand and wrist area. Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by the compression of the median nerve at the base of the hand. Daily exercise helps to stimulate flexible arteries and veins which are key to healthy blood circulation in the extremities of the body, like the hand and wrist areas. Take precautions while weight lifting exercises to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome.
@luigi Can you suggest what precautions should I take?