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Health Tip: Help Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Take frequent breaks from the computer

(HealthDay News) -- Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs from repetitive use of the wrists, including activities such as typing on a computer keyboard.

The University of Maryland Medical Center offers these suggestions for computer users:

  • Take short breaks from the keyboard throughout the day to stretch and shake out the arms and wrists.
  • When using the computer, practice good posture.
  • Make sure your chair offers good support and can be adjusted for your height.
  • Consider using voice recognition software to cut down on typing.
  • Consider adding a pad to help cushion your wrists.
  • Use a light touch while typing and using a mouse.
  • Perform hand and wrist exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles.
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