Anywhere you look, people are using touch-screen phones, tablets and even computers. Traditionally, employees use desktops or laptops that have keyboards. But for those who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, could touch-screens help reduce the risk of a repetitive stress injury?
For many people in Denver, working in front of a computer or sitting in a chair is how they spend most of their eight-hour work days. This also means that many people are at risk for sitting incorrectly or at a station that is not ergonomically set-up, which could cause injury, pain or health conditions.
You get to work and start typing. Eight hours later you leave your Denver office and have spent most of your day in front of a computer. When you get home you start to notice that your hands and fingers are numb or tingling. After some time, you go to your doctor and are diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, a common occupational disease that many Colorado employees are starting to develop.