Wrist pain is often attributed to excessive indulgence in computer use or working heavy machinery but a new U. K. report has revealed that too much sex is responsible for it, The Sun reported Thursday.
Repetitive movements during lovemaking put extra pressure on the wrists, said a top medical practitioner, which can cause carpal tunnel syndrome - one of the most common types of wrist problem in Britain.
In addition, it reports that the Carpal tunnel syndrome causes pain and numbness from trapped nerves. The defect is cited to hit one person in 20 thereby adding its name among the most prevalent forms of repetitive strain injury, which causes 5.4 million sick days every year.
"Sexual intercourse can explain the increase in the overall incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome seen in recent years, since it is the most widely practiced activity that uses both hands at the same time", said Dr. John Zenian, writing in the journal Medical Hypotheses.
Also, increases in the number of sufferers coincided with the launch of new drugs such as Viagra, according to the research.
Moreover, obesity epidemic could also have propelled the rise due to extra weight placed on the wrists, cited the study.