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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome NOT linked to typing?

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Facility Management

Published on December 16, 2005 with No Comments

A new report from the Harvard medical school disputes the connection between heavy computer usage and the dreaded carpal tunnel syndrome. Other physical factors–some of them genetic–may be the real cause, according to the study.

For TFM‘s most recent coverage of this topic, see “Working In Comfort And Style.”

Ed Oswald of BetaNews writes:

Carpal tunnel is caused when nerves in the wrist are pinched, however it’s not caused by frequent use of a keyboard, claims the report. Instead, it is caused by heredity, body weight, fracture, or even pregnancy.

The report is entitled, “Hands: Strategies for Strong, Pain-Free Hands.” To purchase a copy, click here.

About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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