Preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Photo credit: Colin Hawkins/Getty Images

Photo credit: Colin Hawkins/Getty Images

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, as anyone who has had it will confirm, is one of the most painful workplace injuries one can sustain. It is the result of a compression of the median nerve and starts in your palm and then spreads to your fingers, wrist, even up to your elbow.

For those who work at a desk most of the day, Carpal Tunnel starts because of poor posture while typing. While we can’t stop working without some repercussions, we may be able to ward off the threat of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Men’s Journal recently interviewed David Reavy, founder of Chicago-based React Physical Therapy and creator of the Reavy Method, a whole body approach to physical therapy and exercise. He identified 5 exercises to ward off Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Some of these exercise incorporate some of our favorite products: resistance bands and foam rollers.

Click here to see the full article and instructions on how to ward of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.