Friday, May 16, 2008

Reported carpal tunnel cases on the decline

The number of workers reporting carpal tunnel injuries has declined steeply in recent years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

While the reasons aren't entirely clear, the number of reported carpal tunnel cases dropped 21 percent in 2006 alone. The number of professional and business service workers reporting a carpal tunnel diagnosis fell by nearly half between 2005 and 2006.

Such numbers have led many doctors to believe that typing and keyboarding aren't as significant factors in carpal tunnel as originally believed.

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