Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Keyboard carpal culprit? Not so, study says

Guess we can't blame computer use anymore ...

"Your wrists may hurt after a long day at the computer, but your ailment isn't likely to be carpal tunnel syndrome.

Contrary to popular belief, heavy computer use--up to seven hours a day--does not increase the risk that a person will develop carpal tunnel syndrome, according to a report issued Wednesday by the Harvard Medical School.

That's because the wrist ailment, which surged into public consciousness in the 1990s, typically arises from factors such as heredity, body weight, fractures and pregnancy. It does not stem from repetitive stress, the report said."   continued ...   (Via CNET)

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Blogger chris said...

yes due to the excess usage of computers can cause severe problems like carpal tunnel tunnel.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a pinched nerve (called the Median nerve) in the wrist. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is the inflammatory disorder that is caused due to repetitive stress, physical injury or any other condition that causes the tissues around the median nerve to inflated.

Actually carpal tunnel is a small canal or tunnel runs from the forearm through the wrist. Bones form three walls of the tunnel, which are bridged by strong, broad ligament.The median nerve passes through this tunnel, which actually supplies feeling to the thumb, index, and ring fingers, the nine tendons that flex the fingers and also provides function for the thenar muscles, which are actually the muscles at the base of the thumb.

More information about carpal tunnel can be found at

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