Carpal Tunnel Questions

February 5, 2012 by  
Filed under carpal tunnel

carpal tunnel questions We have been helping carpal tunnel sufferers, just like you, recover from their hand and wrist pain for over 5 years now.

We get hundreds of email each and every week asking questions from the very basic to the extremely technical and complicated.  But the most common carpal tunnel questions deal with how to modify work habits so individuals don’t have to quit their jobs but can still work and decrease their pain and symptoms at the same time.

One question that comes up often is whether or not there are alternative therapies for carpal tunnel and if they are any good?

The short answer is Yes but before you do, you should take a closer look at your work habits.

Modifying your work habits doesn’t have to be rocket science.  Simple modifications made to your daily workload can be an excellent way to help relieve the symptoms associated with carpal tunnel.

One of the most overlooked “modification techniques” is simply taking more frequent breaks.  This involves taking and and prioritizing a work break away from the repetitive task that aggravating your hand and wrist pain every 30 minutes.

At the bare minimum and without question, you should implementing a work break at least every 1.5 hours.  This not only will do wonders to decrease your wrist/hand pain but it will recharge your batteries and make you more efficient in your job.

The question remains, what exactly to do during your break?

If you are like most people in the workplace, you sit in front of a computer for 8 hours a day.  If so, make sure you get up and walk away from your workstation.  Head to the bathroom or water cooler and take a minute to stretch or engage a colleague.

If you do not sit in front a computer terminal, but are engaged in a more of a manual labor job, try to rotate tasks so that you are not continually performing the same tasks over and over, which only irritates and causes stress to your carpal tunnel region.

When sitting in front of your computer, proper posture is very important.  Ask your HR Dept for guidelines into workstation ergonomics and proper setup.

This sounds obvious but if you are required to hold or grip a tool or object to perform a specific task, please ensure that you utilize your entire hand and not just the thumb or fingers.

If you use tools on a daily basis,  it’s important that any tool that you use is properly balanced, easy to hold and not too heavy.

For chefs, cooks, hairdressers or anyone that uses knives or scissors as equipment need to make sure that your cutting instruments are sharp and kept sharp.  This is very much overlooked but will do wonders to take the stress out of your hands and wrists.

Another common carpal tunnel question, is from individuals who use air and power tools day after day.  The key here is to make sure the air compression tools are properly calibrated and your power tools are running efficiently. If you have too air compression pressure, it can make your carpal tunnel symptoms and discomfort worse!

So there you have the top questions about carpal tunnel and how to decrease your hand and wrist pain.

If you have had enough of your carpal tunnel pain and just want the pain to go away and stay away, here’s your chance!

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