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Carpal Tunnel Preventions

Written by Josh Dodes
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In the last few years, the issue of carpal tunnel preventions has finally come front and center in the national discussion about workplace safety. After years of assuming that carpal tunnel syndrome was someone else's problem, millions of computer-bound workers now understand that they have put themselves at more serious risk than they thought. The good news is that, for workers willing to educate themselves about carpal tunnel syndrome, much of the damage that has already been done can be reversed.

A generation ago, of course, even the small subsection of American workers who spent the better part of their days typing had little choice but to stand up and walk around the office with some regularity. In an era of instant messaging and similar "conveniences," however, that is no longer the case. In fact, in millions of cases, office workers can now work productively for hours at a stretch without ever having to get up at all.

A New Breed of Carpal Tunnel Preventions

Needless to say, in our relentless attempts to minimize our own physical exertion, we have now gone too far. The sporadic walks down the hall and across the office--physical movements that computers have largely rendered unnecessary--were actually helping us more than they were hurting us. By doing nothing to break up the repetitive stress and pressure that we place on our joints and muscles when we sit and type, we have created a dangerous environment in which new, more aggressive carpal tunnel preventions have become necessary.

Short of forsaking the genuine convenience of today's computers, then, the smartest thing you can do for your long-term physical health is to learn as much as you can about ergonomic product solutions and carpal tunnel preventions. Expert help is available; you simply need to know where to find it. With so much on the line, can you truly afford not to look?


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