Repetitive stress activities bring on Carpal Tunnel Strain which can lead to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in people predisposed genetically for the Syndrome. Any activity that requires vigorous repeated hand use will often lead to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Below is a list of common occupations and activities that have been identified with a high incidence of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Most people associate the onset of Carpal Tunnel with the long-term use of computers for hours each day, however while many people who work on computers have a high incidence of Carpal Tunnel, hundreds of other professions also have a high rate of encountering the Carpal Tunnel Condition.

Some of the Jobs & Activities Common to CTS Onset
  • Typing / Computer work
  • Sorting mail / Courier Services
  • Meat cutting
  • Driving vehicles
  • Tool handling
  • Machinist / Mechanics
  • Construction work
  • Landscaping
  • Homemaking / Needlepoint
  • Grocery checking
  • Musicians, Pianist, Violinist
  • Golfers
  • Carpenters
  • Chefs
  • Massage Therapists
  • Tennis Players

Common symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome follows:

  • Pain and weakness in the hand and wrist, radiating up the forearm.
  • Poor circulation, numbness, hands fall asleep regularly, loose sensation in fingers and grip strength.
  • Dropping objects, forearm pain, inhibits use of hands.
  • Symptoms increase at night when the hand is relaxed interrupting sleep.

These symptoms often lead to accidents and declines in quality at work if people are slow to pick up on the symptoms and proactively prevent the progression of the Syndrome.