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AFSCME Health & Safety Fact Sheet: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), also known as median neuritis, is a painful condition of the hands and wrists. It is caused by pressure on the median nerve, which runs from the shoulder down the arm to the hand. In advanced cases, carpal tunnel syndrome can make the simplest chore or activity impossible, such as holding a frying pan, folding laundry, or lifting an infant.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-09-15 16:34:51
Description Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), also known as median neuritis, is a painful condition of the hands and wrists. It is caused by pressure on the median nerve, which runs from the shoulder down the arm to the hand. In advanced cases, carpal tunnel syndrome can make the simplest chore or activity impossible, such as holding a frying pan, folding laundry, or lifting an infant.
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Source AFSCME
Keyword worker safety, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Kinetic energy, Mechanical
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Date Of Record Creation 2009-09-15 16:31:10
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Date Last Modified 2009-09-15 16:34:51
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-09-15 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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