injuries in computer labs
Did you know that you can get injured in the computer lab? I will tell you about one of them. The one I will talk about is called carpal tunnel. This usually occurs because the muscles of the forearm are doing most of the work moving the fingers and the wrists.
This is what carpal tunnel does
The top one says: Transverse carpal ligament
The middle one says: median nerve
the bottom one says: Carpal bones
This is where numbness and other thing are
Blue is the numb and pain areas
The red is the median nerve
This is the compression of the median nerve
What is carpal tunnel
Carpal tunnel is when you type with improper posture and your wrist moves up and down.Carpal tunnel syndrome is also pain and tingling from problems in your hand because of pressure on your wrist (the median nerve). The median nerve and other tendons run from your forearm to your hand through a small space in your wrist called the carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel is caused from pressure on the medium nerve. The pressure can come from swelling or anything that makes the carpal tunnel smaller.
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carpal tunnel symptoms
Symptoms of carpal tunnel usually start gradually with a frequent burning tingling or itching numbness in the hand and fingers especially the thumb the index and middle fingers. The symptoms first appear usually at night because you usually sleep with flexed wrists.