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carpal tunnel syndrome
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Definition characterized by discomfort and weakness in the hands and fingers and by sensations of tingling, burning or numbness; all due to compression of a nerve in the carpal tunnel (wrist)
  • Experts suggest computer users take frequent breaks from repetitive movements to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Meatpacking workers routinely develop back problems, shoulder problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and "trigger finger" (a syndrome in which a finger becomes frozen in a curled position).
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • He developed carpal tunnel syndrome while cutting meat.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation

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