If you’re a frequent computer user, you have a much higher risk of developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This is why it’s important to keep your hands and wrists in good shape, and the good news is, Carpal Tunnel is very preventable with the right equipment!
Below, we’ll explain more about what Carpal Tunnel actually feels like and the best ways to keep your hands happy and safe.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Each year, thousands of people can develop pain, numbing, or tingling in their hands and wrists after continually typing at a computer for several hours a day. And since so many jobs require the use of technology, it’s nearly impossible to escape the clutches of wrist and hand injuries over time.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is becoming more common and is actually caused by compression of the median nerve, causing pain, weakness, tingling, or even numbness in the hands and wrists. If left untreated (usually with surgery or physical therapy), it can lead to permanent nerve damage.
How can I keep my hands and wrists protected?
One of the best ways to prevent over extending your hands and wrists from repetitive motion day after day is by choosing the proper equipment that supports an ergonomically-sound work environment.
Pain and discomfort in your hands and wrists is something you may not think of on a daily basis until you start experiencing it yourself. Stress and strain on your joints and ligaments from typing on a keyboard can eventually travel all the way up into your arms and shoulders.
This is why an adjustable split keyboard can become your best friend! An ergonomic keyboard is one of the best pieces of office equipment you can invest in, and Goldtouch has several adjustable options to choose from depending on your hand placement needs. We even offer wireless keyboards that can go wherever you go!
Take frequent breaks
Another thing we often forget when we become fully engaged in our work is stopping to take a much needed break! Taking just a five-minute break to get up and walk around or do some light stretching once every hour can make a huge difference in how you feel, and you’ll likely feel refreshed and ready to focus again after you take a few minutes away from your desk. Not to mention, it also gives your eyes a break!
Goldtouch offers several ergonomic workstation solutions, including keyboards and mice to standing desks, monitor arms, and tablet stands to simplify your workspace and provide the comfort you need to get through your workday.