How Can I Prevent Wrist Pain from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
To reduce risk factors that lead to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, consider the following:
Your desk and chair must be considered as a unit.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, according to Taber’s Medical Dictionary, is defined as:
“A repetitive motion injury causing pain or numbness that affects some part of the median nerve distribution of the hand and may radiate into the arm.”
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a cumulative trauma disorder (a/k/a musculoskeletal disorder) that affects the nerves.
Musculoskeletal nerve disorders include:
- nerve compression,
- nerve entrapment, and
- vibration-induced problems (1).
What causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
- Repetitive motion of the hands and wrists;
- External Compression of the wrists;
- Internal Compression of the wrists.