Your carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway on the palm side of your wrist. It is made up of bones and ligaments. Carpal tunnel syndrome in your wrist occurs when your median nerve (that runs through this passageway) is compressed or pinched it can cause numbness, tingling, weakness or pain in your wrist. You can read more about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome here.
Ergonomics (according to Merriam-Webster) refers to an applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so they may interact with it most efficiently and safely. Dr. Howard Liss is your expert physiatrist uniquely positioned to advise ergonomic assessment and propose counsel for to help prevent and assess your workplace injury or condition.
There are also things you can do to help prevent wrist pain or injury such as carpal tunnel syndrome at your workplace. You should be taking frequent breaks during your day to stretch, rest or alter your positions or activity for your wrist. Maintain the strength in your wrist by exercising and stretching them. In addition, maintaining a healthy body weight can help you prevent carpal tunnel syndrome. While working at a keyboard you should employ proper body mechanics. Your wrist should remain in line with your forearms.
Call Dr. Howard Liss Rehabilitation Institute to schedule your ergonomic assessment. Under our direction, a team of medical professionals such as physical and occupational therapists, clinicians and interventionists will administer ergonomic testing using a variety of tools and methods. Schedule your appointment today by contacting Howard Liss, M.D. Rehabilitation Institute today.
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