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Additional Sources Of Information: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 17:48

Contributing Author: Guy Slowik FRCS

Here are some reliable sources that can provide more information on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Cornell University Ergonomics Web (Cuergo for short), at http://ergo.human.cornell.edu. Indispensable information on how to set up an ergonomic workstation and position oneself at it. Illuminating studies on keyboard and mouse design.

Typing Injury FAQ, billed as the RSI Community's Online Resource, at http://www.tifaq.org. Excellent links to articles and a comprehensive list of resellers of ergonomic equipment for just about every body part and need. It pays to shop around; prices for the same equipment vary widely among sellers.

CTD Resource Network, at http://www.ctdrn.org. An information clearinghouse, publishes the monthly online newsletter RSI Network. Has up-to-date information on developments in the study of RSI and ergonomic products.

Safe Computing, at http://www.safecomputing.com. A reseller of ergonomic equipment. Site also contains useful informational links and articles.

Center for Carpal Tunnel Studies, a treatment center in Arizona.http://www.centerforcarpaltunnel.com . Information on treatments and ergonomic products.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome/RSI Association 
Phone: 707-571-0397

A clearinghouse for information about RSI and support groups.

American Chronic Pain Association 
Phone: 916-632-0922

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Book: "Repetitive Strain Injury: A Computer User's Guide," by Emil Pascarelli, MD and Deborah Quilter (NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1994). Excellent background on RSI, including CTS; practical advice on prevention and treatment, with illustrations.

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