The symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome include the following: * Tingling or burning in the hands or fingers * Weakness or numbness in the hands or fingers * Hands that goes to sleep frequently * Difficulty opening or closing the hands * Pain that stems from the wrist and travels up the arms
Tips for Prevention
If you use a keyboard for extended periods, you should practice proper techniques to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome. * While seated, hold your arms relaxed at your sides, and check to make sure that your keyboard is positioned slightly higher than your elbows. As you input, keep your elbows at your sides, and relax your shoulders. * Use only your fingers to press keys , and do not use more pressure than necessary. Use a wrist rest, and keep your wrists relaxed and straight.