Impact of Prolonged Wrist Extension as the Prevalent Cause of Wrist Pain among Computer Desktop Workers- A Survey Study

Published: 26 April 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/gr6j9h7rbd.1
Yoshita Chauhan,


Objective: - The study focuses on determining the impact of prolonged wrist extension on wrist pain among computer desktop workers. It is observed that prolonged wrist extension may lead a person to develop wrist pain. Long-lasting wrist pain affects the daily working performance of the users by restricting their activities and ability to cope with the demanding workload. Material and Method: - This study was a cross-sectional study. 302 computer desktop workers aged 18 to 60 years participated in an online survey. Result: - The study shows that about 85.09% of participants had wrist pain during typing. 12.9% of participants, felt wrist pain in their left hand, 30.4% of participants had pain in both hands and 56.6% of participants had wrist pain in their right hand. Conclusion: - The study concluded that wrist pain was prevalent among computer desktop workers. The pain was felt, and symptoms were connected to a particular person and job-related characteristics. With no threshold effects, typing time indicated wrist pain at low exposure levels.



Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation


Wrist Pain, Computer, Workplace, Physiotherapist