A 50-year-old member asked:
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is it a good idea to get a typing job if i suffer from carpal tunnel?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Not really: If you have CTS and it has not been fixed then getting a typing job is going to make it worse.
Answered on Jun 14, 2014

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Wrist tenderness: Try wrist brace for a while , if it does not help see a Orthopedic surgeon.
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Wrist position key: It's not the typing per se that gives you this condition, but the repetitive way you hold your hand and wrist. The nerve that gets pressured runs unde ... Read More
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No carpal tunnel: Generally is not caused by typing or texting. This may make a existing case feel worse but this is not the primary cause.
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