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Gardening & Your Health, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome



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Prepared by Mary Predny from an article written by Bonnie Appleton for NMPro magazine.

Project Director: Diane Relf

Reviewers: Dawn Alleman, Bonnie Appleton, Traci Gilland, Alan McDaniel

Reviewed by David Close, Consumer Horticulture and Master Gardener Specialist, Horticulture, Virginia Tech

    Cover, Gardening & Your Health, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Gardening with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) can be very difficult, especially when a long day of shoveling, raking, or weed pulling leaves you with a painful or “tingling” hand or wrist. These aches and pains are often caused in part by improper techniques or tools used in gardening.


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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.


March 19, 2015