Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Jobs that require repetitive motion of the hand and wrist can result in numbness, tingling and weakness. Often occurs in manufacturing, heavy labor, or vibratory working conditions.
Jobs that require repetitive pinching, grasping or heavy lifting can cause the fingers to lock or catch. Often occurs in assembly work, manual labor, and environmental cleaning occupations.
Work place accidents can result in finger and hand crush/rotation injuries that deform the fingers and wrist. Often broken bones can cause loss of motion and function.
Jobs that require use of sharp cutting instruments such as prep cook, shipping and receiving, and carpentry can cause cuts in the finger injuring the tendons and nerves. Tendon injuries prevent movement of the fingers and nerve injures cause loss of sensation.
Jobs that require repetitive grasping, pinching, and prolonged lifting especially in cold conditions can result in irritation and inflammation of the tendons. Commonly occurs on the thumb side of the wrist.
Work injuries that occur with rotation of the wrist, often from power drills, can tear some cartilage in the wrist called the TFCC that results in painful click or snap of the wrist. Ligaments that keep the wrist bones together can also be pulled apart from twisting injuries, resulting in snapping, swelling and pain.