The recent COVID-19 pandemic caused many businesses to shift employees from offices to working at home. A significant number of these workers continue to work from home due to a variety of factors. Indeed, many individuals developed digital businesses at home and never returned to the traditional workplace. These remote workers in Reno can suffer increased risk for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Battle Born Brain & Spine offers treatments for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, including surgery when the condition becomes so advanced that it threatens your mobility and arm/hand usage.
Heightened Risks for Remote Workers
Remote workers may suffer increased risks for developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome primarily because of their work environment. In an office setting, computers and other digital tools are likely set up in the most efficient and ergonomic layout possible. Screens are raised to eye level, keyboards and other input peripherals are designed for comfort and your chair is made for ideal posture.
When working from home, conditions may not be as ideal. Many remote workers perform digital tasks on a laptop computer situated, unfortunately, in their laps as they recline in a soft chair. This places more strain on the back, neck, arms, wrists and even the eyes. Tech neck is a common complaint from leaning down to view screens when they are not elevated to eye level. Softer chairs do not provide the ergonomic support for your back and constant typing with the wrists unsupported is a direct contributor to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Treatments for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Many remote workers may already feel the signs that Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is developing due to their working conditions at home. These signs or symptoms can include:
- Burning sensation
- Shock-like sensations
- Radiating pain up the forearm
- Weakness in the hand and fingers
Some of these signs may come and go, become worse in the evenings and at night and even impede how you use your hand and fingers for movement, grasping and typing.
Dr. Sina Rajamand at Battle Born Brain & Spine can examine your hands, arms and wrists and perform scans to determine if Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is to blame for your pain and other difficulties, and if so, its level of deterioration. Some conservative measures may be used early to help the condition, but prolonged deterioration will likely require minimally invasive decompression surgery to provide relief for the median nerve. Compression of this nerve is the cause of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Contact Battle Born Brain & Spine in Reno, Nevada, today if you work from home and are suffering any of the symptoms listed above. We can provide treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to relieve pain and improve usage and mobility.