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Don’t Fear The Mouse!

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association evaluated the risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome (irritation of the median nerve which causes tingling, numbness and pain in the hand) from computer use. Researchers collected data from over 5,000 people. A very low incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome in association with mouse use (more than 20 hours/week) and no statistically significant association with keyboard use was found. Researchers concluded, computer use does not seem to pose a severe occupational hazard for carpal tunnel syndrome. However, if you are experiencing tingling, numbness and/or pain in the hand or any other part of the body, we encourage you to contact our office for a proper evaluation. Early prevention is the key!

Source: JAMA; Vol. 289, No. 22.w