Office Workers Prone To Wrist Injury

Most injuries occur on the hands include wrist at work. No exception to the office workers who just sit behind a desk and have been considered minimal risk.

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Wrist Injury

Active office workers use their hands to perform activities that are repetitive like typing. Activity if not done with proper posture and habits can lead to repetitive strain injuries (RSI), the muscle-tissue injury to the bone and nerves due to repetitive activities, vibration, and mechanical compression.

In addition to RSI, an injury that often occurs in the office workers, the carpal tunnel syndrome (carpal tunnel syndrome / CTS). This injury occurs due to the suppression of the median nerve that passes through the wrist. Usually in the office workers because of the way this happens is not ergonomic typing in which the hand rests on the bottom of the wrist so that the time can compress and cause carpal tunnel or carpal canal swell and compress the median nerve through it.

Carpal tunnel syndrome can also suffer carpenter, butcher, piano player, a mechanic, and sometimes those who have a hobby of playing golf or cycling.
Early symptoms of CTS are tingling and numbness in the index finger, middle finger partly sweet. If you have severe symptoms, losing hand strength and coordination of the fingers, and the pain spread to her elbows.

To detect early symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome is the second try to bend your wrist downward at a 90 degree angle down and put both hands back and move your fingertips. If the index finger, middle finger and ring finger feel numb means you have this syndrome.

Some drugs may be given to relieve symptoms of CTS. However, these symptoms can actually be avoided by practicing good posture and habits at work.

Here are preventive measures that can be done:

Preventions Of Wrist Injury

  1. Use the correct way of typing.  Typed the correct way is like playing the piano, wrist position should be higher than the keyboard and should not be a pedestal.
  2. Often rested. Rest your arms and shoulders briefly any typing or other repetitive activities within a specified period, such as every 15 or 20 minutes or so and then slowly stretch and bend your hands and fingers slowly.
  3. Keep your hands to keep warm. Those who are often let cold hands tend to be more susceptible to carpal tunnel syndrome. You can use gloves or keeping the room temperature is not too cold
  4. Avoid holding the object too strongly, for example, when writing, driving a car, or using small tools.
  5. For the task equally to both hands to avoid excessive pressure on one hand.

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