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When To Leave Work Due to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

More and more people are leaving or staying home from work due to carpal tunnel syndrome or CTS due to the symptoms they suffer. In 1995 alone, around $270 million was spent on illness days for these patients to get some relief away from the workplace. CTS evolves in the wrist where bones [...]

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Who is at Risk for Developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very common problem today. Tons of people are developing this problem with their hands and wrists. You may be wondering - are you at risk? While there is no one specific cause of carpal tunnel syndrome, there are a variety of different risk factors that can make it more likely [...]

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What's all the hype about a left-handed keyboard?

What is a left-handed keyboard?Most keyboards have the numeric keypad on the right side of the keyboard even though most users don't rely on that keypad. A left-handed keyboard places the keypad on the left.Why go lefty?There are 2 main reasons to make the switch to a left-handed keyboard.You are left-handed. You might need [...]

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Tips for Choosing & Using an Ergonomic Mouse

How many emails do you send a day? How many windows do you open and close in the course of working 8 hours? How many Facebook updates or tweets do you post? More than likely a lot. The fact of the matter is that even when 5 o'clock comes round, most [...]

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Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment the Same for Everyone?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a nasty problem in the hands and wrists where the carpal tunnel actually puts pressure on the median nerve, causing a lot of pain and numbness to the hands and wrists. It can be very painful and debilitating. However, there are some great treatments available today for those who are dealing [...]

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Choosing & Using a Wrist Rest

There has been some debate over wrist rests and whether they do more harm than good. The question really comes back to proper usage, as do most ergonomic questions. If, for example, you buy a a travel pillow and then cock your head awkwardly to use it, it's not really the pillow that [...]

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Common Wrist Exercises to Help Prevent Repetitive Stress Injuries

Believe it or not, you can actually prevent repetitive stress injuries. These injuries can be very painful and can lead to arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and even tendonitis. So, it is very important that you start learning now how you can prevent them from happening. One of the best ways that you can prevent these [...]

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Choosing an Ergonomic Chair

Sitting at a desk all day can wreak havoc on your body. Every part of you can get stiff and sore. Even worse, you might actually become injured from poor posture. Therefore, it's essential that you where you sit is comfortable and ergonomically sound.What to look for in an ergonomic chairThe actual [...]

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What is white noise?

What is white noise?People talk about white noise all the time, but what is it really? What's all the hype and is it really worth having? DefinitionThink of white light. All the colors of the spectrum are combined, thus producing "white light." Similarly, white noise is a combination of 20,000 different [...]

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Why you need portable white noise

I HEART White NoiseWhile we're on the topic of white noise, what it is, and how to use it, I thought 'd share some of my thoughts on portability and how much I love it. In addition to increasing productivity at work, white noise can also aid in travel. Not too long ago, [...]

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