Repetitive Stress Disorders (Carpal Tunnel, Trigger Finger)
Observing Repetitive Stress Disorders (Carpal Tunnel, Trigger Finger) in the Classroom
Faculty might observe the following characteristics in students with repetitive stress syndrome:
- Difficulty completing in-class assignments requiring writing or fine motor skills
- Requests for assistance on tasks that require repeated motion
- National Institute of Health: Repetitive Motion Disorders
Related Functional Characteristics
Motor Skill (Fine) : Repetitive stress syndrome can result in pain and a restricted range of motion that impairs fine motor skills.
Numbness : Repetitive stress disorders occur as a result of compressed nerves, which can lead to numbness over time.
Pain Management : Students with repetitive stress disorders experience joint, muscle, ligament, or tendon pain.
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