R00639199 text1820 your eyes, especially if you have contacts), irritation, blurred vision
your eyes, especially if you
have contacts), irritation,
blurred vision, headaches and
discomfort in your neck, back,
shoulders and joint pain. Women
are two to five times more at
risk to suffer from CTS than
men. "Cumulative Trauma
Disorders have become the
nation's leading cause of
occupational illnesses." says
Sharon Danann, research director
of 9 to 5, the National
Association of Working Women.
And in the 1990's, they will
account for one half of all
job related disorders." Approx-
imately a fifth of the LA Times'
editorial staff have had CTS
symptoms. We aren't physically
equipped to handle thousands of
repetitive motions an hour. Not
just computer-users are at risk.
Anyone who uses their hands in
the same way for a long time
are. Retail and grocery clerks,
mail workers, gardeners,
musicians, and factory/assembly-
line people have CTS complaints.
These injuries often respond to
heat and ice treatments,
massage, physical therapy and
rest if caught soon enough.
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