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Prevention

   Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is more prevalent now that more people type on computers and "Surf the Net."  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome causes wrist pain and may cause pains to shoot down into your fingers or up your forearm.  There is frequently a numb feeling in your fingers and pain may be worse at night or when your wrists are flexed (cocked down),

   Take steps to prevent injury to your wrists if you work on computers, use heavy equipment such as power drills, drive a truck, work as a meat cutter or follow any occupation that places stress on your wrists.

   Of course you have to go to work but you can take breaks.  Visit Fitness is Fun to learn wrist strengthening and flexibility exercises.  If you work many hours on the computer, learn the proper positions for your wrists and feet. 

What's Your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Risk Factor?

1. Indicate your sex:

Male
Female

2. Indicate your age group

18-29
30-60
61 +

3. Do you have diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis or thyroid disease?

Yes   
No

  4. Do you work in a job that has a high risk factor for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Yes  
No  
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What's Wrong with This Picture?

 

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1. Man's elbows are at a 90 degree angle...That's good.

2. Man's feet are not flat on the floor...That's bad. Feet should be flat on the floor.

3. Man's wrists appear to be at a slight upward angle..That's bad. Wrists should be in a neutral position.