How Can I Prevent Wrist Pain from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Information about what Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is and what causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Also includes information about: How to Sit to minimize your risk factors for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; How to Hold your Wrists to minimize risk factors for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; and How to Work to minimize your chance of developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

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.

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