Carpal Tunnel Help

March 1, 2012 by  
Filed under carpal tunnel

carpal-tunnel-help If you are like most individuals, when you are diagnosed with a specific injury(hopefully by your Doctor), you return home and jump on your computer in search for help and advice on how to best recover.

This is no different when it comes to carpal tunnel help.

For many people, they don’t even realize that their carpal tunnel symptoms they are experiencing can be directly related to their actions and movements on the job.

More specifically, if you are like most people who sit in front of a computer eight hours a day, it’s possible that your pain and suffering that you are experiencing is directly caused related to computer use.

If you are one of these people who spend up to 8 hours a day in front of the computer, then you should see your doctor for help and have he/she perform an examination to determine whether you do indeed have carpal tunnel syndrome.

If and when your Doctor determines that your carpal tunnel injury is work related, it could be possible that you may be able to qualify for a workman’s compensation claim as you may need some financial help and/or assistance if you have to take time off work.

Remember as well that it is always important for you to evaluate the layout of your work area to determine whether there are any changes that can be made to make it more comfortable for you.

There are a couple of helpful tips that you can try besides carpal tunnel home treatment:

1)  Check the height of your computer screen and whether or not it at eye level.  How about items that you frequently use,  Are they near you on your desk?

2) Do you frequently have to strain your neck in order to hold the phone to your ear? What about feet positioning? Are they directly on the floor in front of you or are your feet off the floor?

Re-arranging your workspace may help you to receive some relief from the symptoms you have been experiencing.
Remember that it is important to get up and walk around once every hour so that you can stretch your arms and neck.

Also stretch your shoulder blades together so that you will have the correct posture when you are working. Correct posture is essential to full recovery.

The best thing to do when you are first diagnosed with carpal tunnel is to get started with a rehab program as soon as possible.  Reason being is that the longer you wait to help and remedy your carpal tunnel pain the worse your hand and wrist pain will get.

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