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How Can I Reduce Back Neck And Wrist Pain From Computer Typing And Desk Work
Stretch and Movement: Use good posture/ ergonomics when sitting at the desk performing work related activities. Regularly move your neck, shoulders, back and limbs through various positions as a quick range of motion exercise. Occasional stretches of the muscles in these areas will keep them from becoming too tense which can lead to pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain coming from the wrist. In general, the wrist is described as including the radial-carpal joint, the radial-ulnar joint, the joints between the eight carpal bones, and the joints between the carpal bones and the five metacarpal bones. Wrist pain can be caused from traumatic, degenerative, vascular, and inflammatory causes ...Read more
Wrist pain: The type of wrist pain you are describing is due to your hand and forearm being in an abnormal position for hours. The best ways to relieve this is attempting to avoid the activity if possible, mouse/keyboard pads and over the counter wrist braces. Many OTC wrist braces work very well for people with symptoms such as yours in an office setting. ...Read more
Depends on the prob: Try to use an ergonomic mouse and keyboard. If that doesn't help then you should be examined by someone who specializes in musculoskeletal medicine. ...Read more
What could cause severe arm pain in both arms from shoulder to wrist. I can barely lift them up. No strenuous exercise but I sleep on a couch.
Varies: There are numerous potential causes and a detailed exam and appropriate studies would likely determine the cause. Abnormalities in the vascular, musculoskeletal, and neurological systems can all potentially cause similar symptoms. ...Read more
Use a standing desk: Recent studies show that it may be better for your posture to stand rather than sit at a desk. Also standing may make you live longer. Check out the following links: (www.Wired.Com/gadgetlab/2012/05/ditch-your-office-chair-for-a-new-standing-desk/) and (www.Lifehacker.Com/5735528/why-and-how-i-switched-to-a-standing-desk). ...Read more
How do you fix years of poor posture from computer work and stress/anxiety attacks? Upper back, shoulders, and intercoastal muscles have knots.
Work Stress: Consult with an exercise physiologist to create a plan to ease tension in your back and shoulders through exercises designed to help those particular areas. Also use the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz.Org website for ongoing support and up to date information on reducing stress. Best. ...Read more
If stable: If you were diagnosed with anxiety as your cause of your shoulder tension, than that would be fine, but, it is not a doctors call on the computer who never examined you. Simply ask the dr. Who diagnosed your shoulder tension as anxiety to see if you can go back to lifting weights, as that would provide continuity of care and provide you with the best answer from a dr, who knew your case best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The doctor told me I have carpal tunnel and to wear a wrist brace and take aleve (naproxen). How else can I releve pain in my shoulder and neck?
Pain in shoulder, i can still drive and change gears but i can't take off or put on my tops, can't lean on arm and pain goes down to arm. Whats wrong?
Shoulder strain: A little more info could be helpful: any injury or event prior to this starting? In any event could be some form of rotator cuff strain/overuse. In lieu of an injury, likely nothing major. Would try scheduled dose NSAID such as Motrin 800mg every day hours for a few weeks, and may need therapy as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to treat unbearable pain in shoulder blades running down arm into hands and fingers more so at night can't have any pressure on shoulder?
R/O CERVICAL DISC: Your description of the pain sounds neuropathic in nature . You need a full exam and focused Neuro exam. Full lab tests including TFTS /Vit b12/Vit d/ Lyme disease. If symptoms persist an you have increased knee reflexes, MRI of Cervical spine would be needed to evaluate for cervical disc disease. Avoid heavy lifting till you are evaluated.if symptoms worsen seek prompt evaluation ...Read more
What can cause aching pain and stiffness in hands, wrists, knees and back. Can barely get around or work bc of pain w/o medicine. This is horrible.
Many things: There are numerous possible causes. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more
For some time I have bone pain: fingers, elbow, finger sometimes leg, knee and groin. From what can be? I work in the office and sit on the chair 10 h
I work in a machine shop and do a lot of heavy lifting. It tends to cause muscle and joint pain. Any advice on how to ease it? Ps: i won't quit my job
Find REAL cause: Heavy lifting alone should not cause lasting muscle pain, and especially should not cause joints pain. Always look for all possible causes of the pain, especially joints (i.e., more than just a single joint) pain. Always consider possible lyme disease (you must not miss it) see your family physician first. ...Read more
Support: Perhaps lying on your side with a body pillow to support your top leg and body weight. Try to keep hips and leg supported on pillow. Walmart has a body pillow pillowcase that allows you to stuff it with the pillows of your choice for the desired stiffness you prefer. You can get better support than with just a long pillow. Best wishes for some restful sleep. ...Read more
Have neck and shoulder pain and tension from anxiety. Can i go back to working out to help relieve some tension? I am 16
Tension and Anxiety: I would suggest having your dr. Check you out first. If it is only anxiety exercise will help. Working with a psychologist who does neuroptimal neurofeedback would help reduce anxiety sxs. You can contact zengar.Com for a therapist near you or for rental of a home training unit. Besides helping the anxiety neurofeedback can help in school and sports. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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