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9 Common Ailments That Drive You Crazy

How to manage leg cramps, dry eye, cold sores and more

1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

En español l What it is: Tingling, aching, pain or numbness on the thumb side of your hand that can stretch across your palm, through your fingers and even up your forearm. Carpal tunnel syndrome can make it painful to do anything that involves flexing your wrist, such as using a keyboard, holding a steering wheel or even grasping a bag.

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