Can playing drums cause carpal tunnel?

            While playing the drums for a super band may seem like a dream come true for many would-be drummers, however, there is a less than appealing downside. Just like any other occupation that involves repetitive motion, playing the drums can result in an extremely painful condition known as CTS or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. 

            This condition occurs when there is pressure placed on the median nerve that runs through the tunnel that is created between the carpal bones in the wrist. The median nerve is also surrounded by the thick flexor tendon that is also connected to the hand. There are a number of causes for CTS and repetitive motion is one of the biggest reason. 

            Updated: 14 Jan 2019 07:01 AM
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