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    Repetitve Stress Injury and Computers

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    Please describe Carpel Tunnel Syndrome.
    Please provides some links for further research on the topic.
    Thank you.

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    Repetitive Stress Injury and Computers

    Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSIs) result from small injuries that occur over time rather than a single large event (NEA, 2012). The personal computer has led to a whole genre of repetitive stress injury that affects everything from the fingers to the spine. Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most prominent RSIs to result from computer use.

    Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) results from swelling in the wrist that puts pressure on the median nerve. The median nerve supplies feeling and motor control to the thumb, palm, and index and middle fingers. When the tendon sheath that surrounds this nerve ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution looks at a single type of repetitive stress injury that can occur as a result of computer use. The goal is to analyze carpal tunnel syndrome and learn how to create an effective workplace health policy regarding RSI and computers.