Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is one of the most common forms of Repetitive Stress Injury. It is caused by the median nerve being compressed at the wrist resulting in muscle weakness and numbness in the hand. The result is that basic tasks can prove to be painful and difficult for Carpal Tunnel sufferers. Many people afflicted by the disorder often find themselves waking at night as a result of the pain they experience. Carpal Tunnel has been dubbed the ailment of the computer era. With so many of us spending our days typing on computer keyboards, the incidence of Carpal Tunnel has risen dramatically over the past two decades and is now a significant cause of workplace absenteeism.