I work in the pharmacy field where
everyone seems to get Carpal Tunnel.
Can Carpal Tunnel be prevented?
Andrew – Pharmacist
Trenton, New Jersey
Answer by Doctors:
There are many professions, like Pharmacists, that have a high incidence of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. You can see a full listing Professions With Carpal Tunnel
So, what can be done to prevent Carpal Tunnel if you have invested your time and energy into a profession that you enjoy, pays well, but has a high likelihood of being limited in your professional work by CTS?
This is a great question. Thanks for asking it. The simple answer is yes, but let’s get into this subject with a little more detail on causes and the preventative cure.
Pharmacists, spend a lot of time opening and closing bottles with twist tops, entering information on a computer, printing and peeling labels, attaching them to bottles with prescription medication. Fine motor skills in the hands are an essential element for performing in this job. The work has a high level of stress because pharmacists are often dealing with people that are desperate and need medication urgently.
There is also a high requirement for accuracy. Mistakes can be life threatening.
Most will remember the scene from the Classic Christmas Movie, It’s a Wonderful Life – where the angry pharmacist strikes young George for not delivering a medication on time. It turned out it was the wrong medication and would have ruined many people’s lives, including the pharmacist, if George had not delayed the delivery and delivered it as it was.
This scene has left an indelible impression on the general population on the importance of competent pharmacists doing work without errors.
All these factors combine to make Pharmacy a perfect storm for the onset of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
So, here are some tips on how to prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome when you are in a profession like pharmacy:
So, Yes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be prevented, even if you are in a profession that has a high incidence of Carpal Tunnel. Have hope you can conquer this issue by playing it smart and using the Carpal Solution Treatment.