According to the American Society of Hand Therapists, the heavy
use of which often require prolonged gripping and typing with the
thumbs, could result in carpal tunnel syndrome and tendinitis.
But even low-tech activities, like weeding, digging, and home
repair, can put stress on the hands and wrists. Range of motion,
stretching and strengthening exercises for the muscles and joints
of the hands can help ease pain and prevent injury.
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