Yes it does. I think I got mine because of playing too much video games. There's nothing else I could have gotten it. I got weak and thin wrists. I visited our local PT. Now I do alot of strength exercises, with good amount of rest of course. And I feel it's getting better.
Thanks for sharing your experience. Glad to hear it's not just a myth that repetitive motion can cause problems...makes me feel like I have a solution to my problem now.
Yeah, I got mine from doing a massive amount of electronic document review -- clicking through a million documents for 12-18 hours a day. For suggestions on what to do -- one is to look at your desk set-up. Perhaps you could increase elevation of your chair or something. Just google ergonomic desk set-up. Also, getting up to readjust your body really helped me. I set a timer and stood up and sat right back down every 15-20 minutes. It really helped. During that time, I would shake my hands as well to readjust.
I wasn't really into alternative medicine and yoga, but I got into both as well. Yoga, like LadyViolet 23's suggestion on physical therapy, really helped strengthen my wrists and the rest of my body. I worked on my posture too -- which really helped. I also went to an acupuncturist - which really helped. Key is to fine a good one. =) My acupuncturist, William Kaplanidis, created his formula called Acudragon Five Elements, which is amazing! I love the green one -- it's a much better version of ben gay. Feels so good when I put it on, especially after a long day of work.
Most importantly, as hard as it is, try not to stress. I know it's hard but stress makes you tense up and that tension could creep into your arms/hands.
I hope this was helpful!
I'm actually trying to figure out how to better help those with carpal tunnel, as I haven't seen a sufficient response to the problem -- would love to chat more and see if I could help. As for me, I'm a recovering NYC corporate lawyer who started my career with horrible CTS. I worked through it, by using voice recognition software, among other things, but realize my experience could have been much better had I addressed the issues/symptoms earlier.