Health Warning...

Health Warning!

Visiting this website may be linked to serious injuries or disorders.

Doodle of a patient in pain When visiting this website, as with many activities, you may experience occasional discomfort in your hands, arms, shoulders, neck, or other parts of your body. However, if you experience symptoms such as persistent or recurring discomfort, pain, throbbing, aching, tingling, numbness, burning sensation, or stiffness, DO NOT IGNORE THESE WARNING SIGNS. PROMPTLY SEE A QUALIFIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL, even if symptoms occur when you are not visiting this website. Symptoms such as these can be associated with painful and sometimes permanently disabling injuries or disorders of the nerves, muscles, tendons, or other parts of the body. These musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) include carpal tunnel Doodle of a doctor syndrome, tendonitis, tenosynovitis, and other conditions.

While researchers are not yet able to answer many questions about MSDs, there is general agreement that many factors may be linked to their occurrence, including: medical and physical conditions, stress and how one copes with it, overall health, and how a person positions and uses his or her body during work and other activities (including use of a keyboard or mouse). Some studies suggest that the amount of time a person surfs on this site may also be a factor. See a qualified health professional for some guidelines that may help you surf more comfortably on this website and possibly reduce your risk of experiencing an MSD. If you have questions about how your own lifestyle, activities, or medical or physical condition may be related to MSDs, again, see a qualified health professional.