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15 October 2003

Hand and wrist pain

If you have persistent pain, numbness and burning in your hands or wrists, you may be experiencing early symptoms of a cumulative trauma disorder.

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If you have persistent pain, numbness and burning in your hands or wrists, you may be experiencing early symptoms of a cumulative trauma disorder (CTD).

CTDs, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and myofacial pain syndrome, are caused by holding one position for long periods of time, non-neutral postures, cold temperatures, vibrations, localised pressure and the use of force.

Prevent CTDs with these tips from the Stanford University Medical Department:

  • Break up repetitious work.
  • Relax. Don't use your muscles to hold your hands or shoulders in a particular position.
  • Minimise contact with hard or sharp surfaces.
  • Try to move with an even motion and avoid snapping or jerking your wrist.
  • Keep your hands and fingers warm.
  • Change your posture often.

- (HealthDayNews)

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