Repetitive Motion and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is an epidemic of dynamic proportions. It’s to the point where nearly everyone you speak to either currently suffers from symptoms of CTS or knows someone that has it or has had it. Now that’s a lot of people!  But it makes complete sense when you consider the underlying causes of this crippling disorder.

There is a general understanding among healthcare experts that repetitive movements are one of the most common factors for the development of CTS. In this day and time, many people are employed in occupations that require repetitive motion, such as computer techs, cashiers, secretaries and machine operators, to name just a few.

“There is evidence of a positive association between highly repetitive work alone and CTS. There is strong evidence of a positive association between highly repetitive work in combination with other job factors and CTS, based on currently available epidemiologic data.”  (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics) …Read More at Repetitive-Strain.com

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