INJURY PREVENTION TIP: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a nerve irritation that occurs from compression of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel.


Preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: 

  • Position yourself properly at your computer.
  • Set up your keyboard so that it is flat.
  • Do not have your keyboard slanted downward.
  • Use the wrist rest for micro-breaks only (Do not rest as you type only as you pause).
  • Be sure where you rest your hands is padded, you should not be able to see any indents or lines on your wrists after prolonged typing.
  • Keep your wrists straight and elbows in a 90 degree angle while typing. (Keyboard at elbow height or slightly below)
  • Take frequent short breaks rather than one long break.
  • Stretch your wrists before work, during breaks, and after work.

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