Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


As nurses and health care workers move away from hand written charting and only document on the computer are they at risk for carpal tunnel syndrome? Over my 7 year career as a nurse I have noted several nurses going in for carpal tunnel surgery, many unit secretaries wearing wrist braces. Carpal tunnel is caused by repetitive motion of the wrist, often found in typists. Symptoms of carpal tunnel are weakness, pain, and tingling in the hand , that may even radiate to the forearm and shoulder. I am curious if any research has been done on the increase risk for health care workers. In a field that one wouldn’t think would be spent typing frequently. As technology advances we do more and more from out computers.

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One Response to “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome”

  1. Bobbi Says:

    Cure of tendon injuries is essentially practical. Using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications coupled with Physical Therapy, rest, orthotics or braces, and moderate return to workout is a common therapy. An acronym used to list the remedial treatments in fixing tendinitis is “RICE”: Rest, Ice, Compress, and Elevate. Resting assists in the prevention of further injury to the tendon. Ice is effective at soothing pain, restricting too much swelling, and stimulating blood circulation after the fact. Compression and elevation both perform similarly to ice in their ability to restrict excessive, unnecessary inflammation.Initial recovery is commonly within 2 to 3 days and full recuperation is within 4 to 6 week.Visit my site to learn more about shoulder tendonitis treatment

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