WHAT CAUSES CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME?
Compression of the main nerve
in the hand probably accounts for 50 to 75 percent of all cases of
repetitive stress disorder. Any of nine tendons to the hand can be
injured, making them swell and fill with fluid, reports Dr. Goldstein.
This places pressure on the median nerve, creating numb fingers and
weakened hand muscles that can radiate pain up the arm. In older people,
it may be related to diabetes, arthritis or an underactive thyroid
gland, which various forms of stress can aggravate.
PREVENTING REPETITIVE MOTION PROBLEMS
Your wrist aches, your fingers feel
numb, you have difficulty doing even the most simple tasks like opening a juice jar.
What's going on? It may be that you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome--a hand disorder
resulting from repetitious, forceful motion of the hands and wrists. Carpal tunnel
syndrome is common and affects those of us who use the same hand motions over and over
again at work or at home--painters, textile workers, word processors, cashiers,
electronics assemblers, and many others. Fortunately, you don't need to "grin and
bear it." Carpal tunnel syndrome is often preventable through proper hand positioning
and hand exercises.
WHY YOUR HAND HURTS
The carpal tunnel is the bony cavity
in your wrist through which your nerves and tendons extend to the hand. When you repeat
the same hand and wrist movements day in and day out, the excess strain causes tendons to
swell and press on the main nerve of the hand. This persistent irritation of the nerve can
result in pain, numbness, and dysfunction not only in the hands and wrists, but may extend
up to the forearm and elbow as well.
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Repetitive Strain Injury
Repetitive Strain Injury or RSI is
a term that most people have heard of. RSI is really a blanket
name that is used to describe many different types of soft tissue
injuries including: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis, Tennis
Elbow. It is usually caused by a mixture of causes:
- Environmentally unsafe working conditions.
- Bad ergonomics in working stations.
- Poor posture.
- Repetitive motion.
Should you be worried about RSI?
- Do you use a computer more than a few hours a day
- Are you a computer software programmer?
- Are you a web page designer?
- Do you work on a cash register?
- Do you play a lot with computer games?
- Do you work on a factory production line?
- Do you play a musical instrument?
If the answer is yes then you are
certainly at risk of being in an environmentally unsafe place
and suffer from repetitive strain injury. It may not be a life
threatening injury, but RSI has the potential to cause crippling
disability and pain. Early, proper medical treatment is the
key to success, because recovery can be a very slow process.
This site aims to explain
possible situations and how these injuries may occur. And give
you information on ergonomic computer products available.
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