Work-related elbow, wrist and hand discomfort can occur in any work environment, including sedentary, desk based roles. Since March 2020 and the shift to home working, I have noticed an increase in the prevalence of elbow, wrist and hand discomfort among employees I have carried out DSE assessments with.
There are a number of terms that are used to describe and diagnose discomfort in the elbows, wrists or hands. These include carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures, tendinitis, nerve injuries, golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow and strains / strain. They are usually caused by a combination of factors, computer based roles being one of them.
In this blog post, I am going to identify the potential causes of elbow, wrist and hand discomfort associated with desk-based jobs and the steps you can take to reduce the risk of developing these issues.
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