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The Link Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Carpal Tunnel

Certain medications tell a different story

A research study conducted in 2015 suggests that people who are receiving certain medications to treat their rheumatoid arthritis may actually have a decreased risk of experiencing carpal tunnel symptoms. The study was published in a 2015 issue of the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.

A rheumatologist from Fall River, Massachusetts, Dr. Donald Rapoport, says that while he cannot comment on the overall decreased incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome being due to medications, he can attest to the decreased incidence in his own clinical practice.