ASHEBORO – Do you have hand pain, tingling/numbness, weakness or limited range of motion? Have you been diagnosed with arthritis, carpal tunnel or other conditions which affect nerves and joints? If so, you are not alone. Because hand pain is so prevalent, Randolph Health is conducting a free hand screening.
Hand and or wrist pain – usually due to repetitive strain injury – is the most prevalent occupational illness today according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI), whether in the workplace or at home, are growing at an unprecedented rate. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employers in the United States spend more than $8 billion on compensation costs and even more than that on medical treatments, lawsuits and lost productivity due to repetitive strain injuries.
Recent statics bring home the sheer numbers and cost of hand and wrist injuries:
- Over 1,000,000 hand injuries in the U.S. alone
- 70% of hand injuries result from not wearing any type of hand protection
- 20% of disabling workplace injuries involve hands
- 30% of hand injuries caused by wearing the wrong glove
- Over $740,000,000 in hand and wrist injuries
You don’t have to live with hand pain. Get checked today by registering for the FREE Hand Screening. To register for this screening, please call the Community Events Desk at (336) 633-7788 to register. Registration is required and space is limited.