Monday, September 17, 2007

KK-Net blogged about Carpal Tunnel

KK-Net: "1) Carpal Tunnel is actually a rare condition affecting only the wrist area. If you have pain in any area other than your wrist, such as your neck, lower back, arms, etc. you probably have RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury). RSI causes symptoms characteristic of Carpal Tunnel, but it involves your entire upper body.
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2) Carpal Tunnel surgery is not an effective treatment for RSI. Because the muscles you use when working on the computer are very small, extensive computer use can cause these muscles to become inflamed. This can aggravate surrounding nerves, cause pain in restricted areas (such as the carpal tunnel), eventually scarring the tissue. This damage is cumulative.

3) You can improve your condition drastically by changing your habits. How many people do you know who stretch and warm up the muscles controlling their fingers before working them? A professional athlete would never consider competing without warming up and stretching. If you use the computer more than two hours per day, you need to condition your upper body regularly like an athlete."

More information in cts and rsi-wrist-pain in this blog.

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