There are several risk factors associated with these symptoms. While these factors do not directly cause the symptoms, they increase the likelihood of damaging the nerve or aggravating existing nerve damage.
- A dislocation or fracture in the wrist that decreases the space in the carpal tunnel
- Nerve damaging conditions such as diabetes
- Inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis
- Workplace factors such as working extended periods of time doing certain jobs that require you to flex your wrists repetitively.