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beanD October 19th, 2013 6:00pm

In which field are you more likely to find a higher number of carpel tunnel victims? (Did I spell that right?)

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susanr Colorado
10/19/13 11:33 am

I would assume offices, but I don't know for sure.

It's "carpal."

beanD California
10/19/13 11:51 am

I heard on Freakonomics that construction workers actually suffer from carpal tunnel more, and that office workers are actually often used as control groups in studies bc the occurrence of carpal tunnel is so low!

beanD California
10/19/13 11:52 am

They said about 1-2% of office workers have it, where 6-8% of construction workers have it. And nearly 20% of workers in meat-packing plants have it!

moonshot More often I know nothing
10/19/13 12:37 pm

Grocery store cashiers suffer from it as well.

susanr Colorado
10/19/13 5:50 pm

Interesting; thanks. I used to get *something* from doing hours and hours of pipetting, but it didn't affect the same area or nerve; it was my thumbs.

10/19/13 11:33 am

I work in an office and already showing signs of it :(

beanD California
10/19/13 11:50 am

Couldn't think of a better word! Sorry. I generally hate use of the word "victim" bc it's so overworn. But yeah...

bMyComrade Stumptown
10/19/13 1:34 pm

"of people with carpal tunnel syndrome" perhaps?

MaryMallory Mrs. Sherlock Holmes
10/19/13 11:24 am

Offices. It's more fine hand movements/ muscle control. The more you're on your computer the more likely you'll get it.

beanD California
10/19/13 11:50 am

Thanks. Haven't had much opportunity to spell carpal tunnel!