What is it?
The carpal tunnel is a tunnel out of connective tissue between the bony forearm and hand. The tunnel is a passage for nerves such as for movement of the fingers and haptic feedback of the hand. While using the computer and interacting with a mouse the wrist is strongly bent. This causes a contraction of this nerve tunnel and over longer time the nerves passing through will be damaged. Consequential effects are pain during and after mouse use. Symptoms might be a tingling feeling, pain specifically at night (when the body is at rests), numb hands or decreased fine motor skills. Effects must be taken serious as they worsen with time. An initial inflammation of the nerve can result into a permanent nerve damage.
How to avoid itThere are a couple of ways to avoid the carpal tunnel syndrome or potentially find relief over time.