Harvard finds carpal tunnel not a serious risk for PC users

By Justin Mann on
A lurking issue that all PC users face is ergonomics and the impact our computers have on our bodies. Long-hours office users and hardcore gamers both face the dangers associated with carpal tunnel syndrome and muscle fatigue. However, according to a recent study at Harvard, that just isn't the case. According to the study, using a computer for up to seven hours a day does not increase the risk that a particular individual will develop any problems.

The study did list other causes for it such as weight, tiny fractures, posture and others, and expanded the realm of damage far beyond the scope of the hands. Though probably any user here can relate to fatigue from long hours of computer use, CTS may be one less thing we have to worry about, besides future upgrade costs.

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