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Carpal tunnel prevention tip: You can help prevent carpal tunnel by staying healthy and active.

Carpal Tunnel Prevention

The risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome may be increased by repetitive wrist and hand movements.  Some examples include: typing, note-taking, working with small instruments, construction with hand tools, hand-sewing and knitting, and even driving. Tasks which require fine motor control or involve vibration may increase risks.

Here are a carpal tunnel prevention measures you can take to reduce your risk:

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Carpal tunnel prevention tip: Prevent carpal tunnel by taking regular breaks, moving around, and stretching.

You may be able to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome by staying healthy and active. Addressing and taking care of any health conditions or diseases that you have is one of the best ways to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome. This is because many health conditions like arthritis, diabetes, and obesity make you more likely to get carpal tunnel syndrome.

Use ergonomics when available. There are often ways can make your workplace more comfortable. A good start is to arrange your desk or work space to avoid repetitive or unnecessary motions. This also help achieve better efficiency in your work. Many recommend taking frequent but short breaks from your activities. Use ergonomically designed products when available.

Work-related carpal tunnel prevention tips:

  • Use ergonomic workstations and/or tools.
  • Stretch out your hands and wrists regularly.
  • Maintain good posture, Be aware of your posture.
  • Take frequent rest breaks – move around, shake to shake arms and legs, or take a short walk.

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