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carpal tunnel syndrome
Last modified: Thursday, August 30, 2001 

A common form of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) produced by repeating the same small movements many times. As more and more people use computers, carpal tunnel syndrome and other forms of RSI have become more prevalent. Typical symptoms are numbness or burning in the fingers or wrist. If not addressed early on, the injury can cause permanent damage.

There are a number of ways to avoid carpal tunnel syndrome, including adjusting the height and angle of your chair and keyboard, and taking frequent breaks from typing. Modern office furniture, designed especially for computer use, can help considerably.

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Medical Multimedia Group's carpal tunnel syndrome page
This is "A Patient's Guide to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome" from Medical Multimedia Group's reference library, including articles on antatomy, treament, and diagnosis and a FAQ document.

Oblisk's carpal tunnel syndrome page
This is Oblisk's page on repetitive stress injury and carpal tunnel syndrome, with information on symptoms, prevention, and treatment, and links to other related articles, such as "Well-Being at Your Desk".

Southeastern Hand Center's carpal tunnel syndrome page
This is Southeastern Hand Center's page on carpal tunnel syndrome, with information on symptoms, treatment , and hand surgery.

Typing injuries FAQ and archive
This is a page on typing Injuries written by Dan Wallach of Princeton's Computer Science department. It contains archives and a FAQ document relating to carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, and related problems. It also includes pictures and information about many alternative keyboards and furniture.

Yahoo!'s carpal tunnel syndrome companies page
Yahoo!'s directory of companies who provides services and products for carpal tunnel syndrome.

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