No matter what size of the business, all employers have obligations to ensure staff a safe working environment. Good Health and Safety practice also increases productivity which will have a direct impact on the bottom line.
For those living with carpal tunnel syndrome, there are simple and affordable ways to alleviate the pain. A symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome is persistent and severe pain in the hands and wrists. This pain mainly stems from incorrect positioning of the wrists while sitting at a computer keyboard.
At its height of diagnosis, anybody showing up at a doctor’s office with wrist pain or hand pain was being diagnosed with carpal tunnel. Since then, carpal tunnel cases have plummeted, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Is this decline real, or a product of underdiagnosis?
For those of you suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or other joint issues/RSIs, it’s probably worth a trip to the doctor to get tested for food allergies. It doesn’t take much time or cost much, and it may make a world of difference.
If you have difficulty using a standard keyboard and mouse on your computer, due to repetitive strain injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, or other disability, speech recognition is a viable alternative to using your hands to control your computer.
Texas Rangers infielder Hank Blalock has been diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome after experiencing numbness in his right hand early in the week. Rangers trainer Jamie Reed said it isn’t unusual for a player to suffer from carpal tunnel.
“Twenty five years bashing a computer keyboard has finally caught up with me I’m afraid. Movable aches and pains running up and down arms, in and out of my wrists, through my fingers, shooting pains in my shoulder and arm muscles…the works!”
Computer Related Injury (CRI) is wreaking havoc on young India’s health. As more people get hooked to laptops, mobiles and even playstations, incidence of CRI has become common, particularly among those 20-30 years of age. Even schoolchildren are reporting it.
Physicians attribute India’s RSI problems not only to heavy use of computers, video games, and cell phones, but to employer’s attempts to improve workplace ergonomics: Most companies blindly follow ergonomics recommendation from American or European countries, ignoring the fact that an average Indian is at least five inches shorter than his western counterpart.
Trigger Finger is a type of repetitive strain injury (RSI) condition that occurs when a nodule or adhesion forms on the tendon and gets caught as it passes through the tendon sheath or pulley system when the finger is flexed. Painful, uncomfortable, and downright debilitating, the condition can impede the ability to participate in simple everyday tasks.