When someone has carpal tunnel syndrome the tunnel of bone and ligaments in their wrist are narrowed. This narrowed tunnel pinches a nerve by causing a tingling feeling or numbness in a person’s hand, mostly in the thumb and first three fingers. People with carpal tunnel system may have trouble typing on the computer or playing a video game. In fact, doing the same thing again and again may be causing the carpal tunnel syndrome in the first place.
Sitting posture can help
Sitting for a long time in the positions that are not natural for the body can strain the hands, wrists, back and eyes. This can result in pain and a kind of injury called a repetitive stress injury. The way of sitting is important too. To sit square in the chair, put the behind of the back in the center of the seat. The legs should bend at the knees and rest on the floor. Most kids are too short to do this, find a box or a stack of books to place under the feet.
How video games effects the syndrome
It is the video games effecting mostly to develop this condition in hand. Kids seem to have a Game Boy or Portable video game in their hands. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is considered a type repetitive strain disorder. Hours of playing can lead to similar effects the patients who work with computers or type for a living. Parents who see their children suffering from numbness and tingling of the hands should take them to physician to evaluate. When time spent on playing video games reaches a point that it harms a child’s or adult’s family and social relationships that person may be caught in a cycle of addiction and can develop the reason for having carpal syndrome.
Tips to avoid
Knowledge of prevention and maintenance techniques that combined with the understanding of what a safe workstation entails can decrease the risk of repetitive strain injury. The combination of these two effective programs may help stop the carpal tunnel syndrome epidemic from spreading to future generations. Another way is to keep fingers and wrists level with the lower part of arms. A wrist wrest can help hands to stay in the right position. If wrists are paining and getting injured due to overuse, it is time to visit a doctor.