What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Many people have heard of carpal tunnel syndrome but don’t exactly know what it is.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is seen most commonly in people who are heavy computer users. Prestige International, being part of the ergonomic community, hears from many people about their RSIs (repetitive stress injuries) and carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most prominent ones. We want to let people know about this ailment, and how to prevent and treat it.

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a result from the pinching of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel. This can lead to myriad of symptoms, the most common being numbness is the hand, discomfort in the wrist and forearm, loss of grip strength and manual dexterity, as well as pain in the upper arm.

There is some very basic, straight forward, treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome depending on the severity of the individuals condition. Treatments can vary from lesser ones such as icing the area and stretching, to rather more extreme and invasive ones such as medications, splints, physical therapy and even surgery.

This person is wearing a brace in an attempt to alleviate discomfort

Luckily there are things you can do to prevent you from being inflicted carpal tunnel syndrome. If you are a heavy computer user don’t let you wrist rest on the desk/keyboard tray you are using, also look into investing in a vertical, elevated, or another ergonomic mouse so that you wont have the pinching of the wrist commonly found in heavy keyboard and mouse users.

If you feel pain or discomfort in your wrist, arm or hand area try adjusting you work habits and if it persists don’t shy away from contacting a medical professional, you don’t want to wait to long.

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Need a More Efficient Work Environment? Try This

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You sit at your desk and can’t seem to get going. At the end of the work day, you find yourself playing catch up and wondering, where did the day go?

You’re not alone in this thinking. In fact, a study discovered that many of us waste time at work. Instead of being productive and completing tasks, we peruse Facebook, take personal calls, and do anything but work. So, how do you increase productivity? Here are ways to create a more efficient work environment:
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How to Make Your Workspace Millennial Approved

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Whether you’re a brand selling product or a corporation recruiting the next generation of employees, millennial’s are a targeted demographic. And Gen Y is known to be technology savvy, entrepreneurial and extremely transparent about their needs and progressive views. They believe in teamwork and want to feel excited by the work that they do and their workspace.  So, how do you entice millennials to remain interested and productive at work? By providing them with a millennial approved workspace.

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How To Stand Properly To Ease Back Pain and Aches

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When back joints and limbs are misaligned we stress ligaments and muscles. That strain leads to pain. In fact, having poor posture and standing improperly can effect your back and body so negatively, it can ultimately lead to degenerative arthritis.

Being mindful of how you stand when at work, waiting on line or when carrying a child is the first step to living a healthier life long term. Here are some tips on how to stand properly to ease back pain:

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How to Prevent New Mommy Thumb with Ergonomics

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As a new mom, your innate concern is to give your newborn everything it needs. From feedings to hugs and kisses to soothing your child when he or she cries, mothers give so much of themselves.

Sometimes this leads caretakers to disregard their health and avoid medical problems stemming from mommyhood. One of these conditions is New Mommy Thumb (de Quervain’s Syndrome), which causes inflammation of the tendons located on the thumb side of the wrist. New Mommy Thumb is the result of overusing your hand and picking up your child the wrong way.  Thankfully, their is an ergonomic form to pick up your infant or toddler and prevent New Mommy Thumb, back pain and other mom-adjacent ailments.

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3 Household Tasks That Need an Ergonomic Makeover

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An ergonomic office is essential for better health and wellness and to prevent work place injuries, such as CTS (carpal tunnel syndrome). But what about ergonomics outside of work? Did you ever consider that many of your daily tasks and enjoyable hobbies need an ergonomic makeover?

We have. Here’s some advice on how to improve your health when gardening, mopping and texting.

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This Ergonomic Footrest Can Improve Your Health

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Health and wellness are at the forefront of ergonomics and ergonomic design. Ergonomic experts and product developers create items that help ease back pain, improve posture and alleviate carpal tunnel syndrome sans surgery. There is one particular product on the market that improves your overall health – an ergonomic footrest from Score Pro 959.
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