Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Safe Posture and Movements
Repeated hand and wrist movements, especially if they are done in awkward positions when the wrist is bent (flexed), can cause swelling or thickening of tissues within the carpal tunnel. The swelling makes the carpal tunnel smaller and puts pressure on the median nerve, which can cause tingling or pain in the wrist and hand.
These kinds of hand and wrist movements are done in every part of our lives, during:
Here are some things you can do to put less strain on your body:
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