Carpal tunnel syndrome is a medical condition that involves the hands and the arms. It is caused by a strained nerve in the wrist due to several factors, such as underlying medical conditions and anomalous anatomy of the arm. Additionally, carpal tunnel syndrome may be the result of repetitive hand and arm movements, which is common in many workplaces.
Suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome in the workplace can significantly affect one’s performance and output. Here are just some of the symptoms of a carpal tunnel syndrome that might affect work:
- Weakness – Arms and hands tend to feel weak and drop objects due to a pinched nerve
- Numbness or tingling – Individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome oftentimes feel numbness or a tingling sensation in one or more of their fingers, and can sometimes affect the arms.
Unfortunately, carpal tunnel syndrome may negatively impact a worker and a company over time. At WorkSTEPS, we help employers determine the readiness of their workers for performing specific work duties through scientific and study-proven Upper Quadrant/Carpal Tunnel Testing. Call us at (512) 617-4100 to schedule a test today.