Hand Injuries from Chopsticks
How the use of conventional chopsticks can lead to debilitating hand discomfort.
How conventional chopstick use can lead to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome...a chronic painful condition of the wrist area. It is often due to compression of the median nerve by overcrowding of the carpal tunnel canal brought about by the inflammatory swelling of the flexor tendons in the carpal tunnel canal.
Why chopsticks can be harmful. Eating with chopsticks everyday increases the risk of developing the painful condition osteoarthritis. Research carried out in Beijing suggests that the repetitive movement of pinching the chopsticks together to pick up food can cause joint problems in the fingers and hand.