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Wrist Splints

Written by Josh Dodes
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If you have ever seen someone typing with wrist splints, you may have wondered whether they took a tumble over the weekend. In fact, wrist splints of a preventive device made specifically for the workplace in order to fill a very important need. Every year, thousands of Americans are contracting carpal tunnel syndrome, an injury with devastating effects that can lead to permanent paralysis.

The mechanics behind carpal tunnel are not as well understood as the many carpal tunnel solutions available to anyone who experience the warning signs of this terrible disorder. If you have soreness, aches, numbness or tingling in your extremities after a good few hours in the workplace, chances are you have experienced the particular anguish of poor posture. More than just a source of irritation, such symptoms can quite literally become a source of disfigurement.

Wrist Splints for Your Future

Many of us touch type, and even those of us who do not often hold our hands in destructive positions for long periods of the day. What wrist splints do is take the pressure of the muscles in your forearm and wrist as you struggle to keep those fingers dancing over the keyboard in violation of gravity all day. They keep your forearms locked into a comfortable position in which the support is provided by the frame itself and not your enormously stressed musculature.

Do yourself a favor and see what the right kind of ergonomic accessories can do to make every day a little brighter. Experts believe that besides the very serious physical injuries, poor workplace ergonomics can also account for increased levels of stress, fatigue and depression. When it comes to the place you call home forty hours a week, why subject yourself to anything less than a comfortable place to sit and work?


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