Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or CTS, is a repetitive stress injury that is very common in administrative work settings. It is caused by the compression of the median nerve that travels through the Carpal Tunnel. The Carpal Tunnel is a passageway running through the wrist that houses nerves and the wrists flexor muscles. Typing is a very common work related activity that can induce CTS over a period of time. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome typically effect the hands due to the fact that the Carpal Tunnel and median nerve run through the lower part of the arm and into the wrist.