Posture and carpal tunnel syndrome

Some body positions put less strain on your body and are more comfortable to work in, especially over long periods of time.

  • For activities such as typing and knitting, keep your forearms parallel to the floor or slightly lowered.
  • Keep your shoulders relaxed and not raised.
  • Your wrists and hands should be in line with your arms; your wrists should not be twisted or bent for long periods of time.
  • Position your work at waist height or slightly lower if you have to exert force.
  • Organize your work so that you can change your position occasionally while maintaining a comfortable posture.

Last Updated: October 29, 2008

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