Thursday, July 14, 2005

CHILDREN SUFFER FROM CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME RELATED TO VIDEO GAMES

CTS leaves no child behind. The link to Dr. Woo-Ming's site is quite good for CTS topics ...

"Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a type of repetitive stress disorder (RSD) which was always regarded as an adult disorder. Today, however, more and more children are suffering from the problem according to Dr. Michael Woo-Ming of San Diego, California.

The culprit? “It’s the video games,” says Dr. Woo-Ming. “Hours upon hours of playing can lead to similar effects we see in patients who work with computers or type for a living.”

Dr. Woo-Ming has launched an extensive website dedicated to educating the public about carpal tunnel syndrome (www.carpal-tunnel-surgery.com). He suggests that parents should monitor their children for signs of carpal tunnel syndrome such as numbness and tingling of the hands."   continued ...   (Via newsinferno)

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