While carpal tunnel syndrome can sometimes be caused by trauma, such as wrist injuries, tissue abnormalities, or a host of metabolic conditions, the vast majority of America’s 20-million-plus CTS sufferers have acquired the condition thanks to routine subtle stress of repetitive physical tasks such as computer programming, data entry job, playing a musical instrument, playing golf or tennis, hair styling, or carpentry work and the like. In fact, almost any job where you use your fingers, hands and wrist routinely in the same way over and over again can contribute to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
CTS sufferers come from every social strata and profession, including athletes, golfers, tennis players, musicians, professional drivers, assembly line workers, meat packers, video game players, blackberry users, stenographers, hairdressers, lawyers, publishing editors, etc.
The difficult this is that you cannot give up what you do without altering your lifestyle significantly. Most people do not want to do that. Why change careers or give up hobbies you love if you do not have to?