Carpal Tunnel Syndrome isn’t a problem that’s going anywhere, but with the number of reported cases rising each year, it looks like it’s getting more attention in the medical community. According to a brief article from the Las Vegas news: “The number of carpal tunnel syndrome diagnoses continues to increase. Many factors are contributing to this injury trend, including the fact that Americans are working longer hours on their computers, and workforce technology such as laptops and handheld electronics empowers us to work just about anywhere.”
What’s being done? Well, the article mentions that at a meeting between the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT), new scales were discussed for assessing the severity of CTS sufferers. I’m not sure how exactly that will help in the long run, but at least people out there are paying attention to the growing problem and working on ways to help people with pain.