Work can sometimes take a toll on your body in ways that you may not expect it to.
We’ve all heard of carpal tunnel, but did you know that it affects millions of people? Making your office wrist-friendly may result in prevention of carpal tunnel. Though first, let’s go over what exactly it is, what causes it, and what Bostitch Office can do to try to help!
What is carpal tunnel?
Carpal tunnel, or more specifically carpal tunnel syndrome, is when individuals experience numbness, tingling, weakness, and/or loss of function in their hands and wrists. It commonly affects the fingers and palm of the hand as there is a compressed nerve, the “median nerve,” in your wrist affecting the various branched nerves in the hand. An untreated case of carpal tunnel syndrome can lead to a burning sensation, and while it typically is only present in one hand, it can affect both.