Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Workplace Productivity

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that involves a gradually worsening pain in the wrist. Individuals who regularly perform repetitive motions with their wrists, such as data-entry personnel or assembly line workers, are especially prone to developing carpal tunnel.

The pain that develops from carpal tunnel can be debilitating and affect an individual’s ability to perform on the job. Fortunately, WorkSTEPS can help employers evaluate the likelihood of their personnel developing carpal tunnel and take steps toward prevention.

Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The symptoms inherent in carpal tunnel syndrome can be mistaken for other conditions or injuries, so an individual should see a physician for an accurate diagnosis. Some of the symptoms common in carpal tunnel syndrome include:

  • Gradually worsening numbness in hands/fingers
  • Fingers feeling swollen without appearing so
  • Decreased grip strength
  • Tingling in hands/fingers

These symptoms could indicate that an individual has carpal tunnel syndrome. When an employee’s ability to perform on the job is negatively impacted by carpal tunnel, the level of productivity at your business could be at stake.

Contact a WorkSTEPS Specialist Today

Workplaces with employees that must perform repetitive motions with their wrists can benefit from learning more about carpal tunnel and how it might affect productivity levels. Contact our offices at 512-617-4100 if you would like to learn more about our services.