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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Caused By the Use of Computers Now that we are almost into the twenty first century it is becoming clear how our world has evolved technologically Most of the technology which we have experienced is based on or related to computers Computers have been successful tools in making our lives much easier unfortunately there has been a dramatic rise of repetitive Strain Injuries in the last six years one of which is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome It was in the last six years that computers began to take over our communication systems which are what we thrive on therefore more people have been using computers and using them more consistently than seen in the past Fortunately Repetitive Strain Injuries RSI are nothing fetal so it is highly unlikely that technology will be reversed because of them however more technological advancement might be difficult if something is not done to treat RSI and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Syndrome CTS is a common type of RSI CTS is a condition that effects the hands and wrists The condition occurs by pressure being put on the median nerve where is travels to the hand through a gap called the carpal tunnel This gap lies under the transverse carpal ligament which is located at the front of the wrist The median nerve is what carries sensory and motor information form the thumb and fingers to the muscles in the hand The pressure that is placed on the median nerve is what causes the nerve damage This causes the numbing tingling burning pain in the wrist hand and fingers Though it has been proven that repetitive stress on the hands and wrist is what leads to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome there are also other contributes to the condition The other factors that can contribute to CTS are pregnancy thyroid disease and oral contraceptives or anything that causes fibers to swell in the tunnel area Poor
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