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Probably Not: Sprains usually come from some type of injury. Typing can cause overuse injuries such as tendinitis. Try rest, ice and over the counter anti inflammatory medications such as advil or aleve (naproxen). If you symptoms do not improve i would recommend you see a hand surgeon. ...Read more
I don't have a question at the moment, but the program won't continue without me typing something?
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Is there a condition that causes people to mix letters up when typing, e.g. "how" as "hwo" or "ends" as "neds"? This has been happening ALOT!
Neutral position.: Frequent typing might increase the risk to suffer from various pain symptoms in the wrists and fingers since you put stress on nerves passing between the lower arm and hand. The best position to minimize pain is to support the base of the hand on a soft pad and have the wrists bent slightly upwards. Frequent rests are important. ...Read more
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Several: Difficulty typing can be related to motor control or executive function, both of which can be affected by neurodegenerative diseases but also by diseases of the peripheral nervous system. If this problem is consistent, I would recommend further conversation with me: www.healthtap.com/drileneruhoy and use key code RQMXWM or see your physician for further evaluation and management. ...Read more
Varies: It varies somewhat based on the location of the fracture. Fractures at the proximal 4th metacarpal can be treated with a short arm cast with fingers free and you could potentially continue typing immediately. Fractures more distal Often come out over the fingers and it would be difficult to type until cast removed which would usually be 4-6 weeks ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After day of heavy typing, my left pinky feels weird. My strength, reaction time, and sensation are normal. It feels vague and stiff. Why? Help :-(
Overuse injuries: Hi Dorothy, Usually with physical activities such as typing it is possible to suffer overuse injuries to our digits. It is a good sign if you do not have significant pain in your pinky. Repetitive stress or overuse injuries can include tendon strain and tendonitis, which are likely with your clinical picture. Try to rest your affected pinky by using other fingers to do its typing jobs. ...Read more
I am having disorganized thoughts. For example my internal thought process will go "Finish typing this sentence cardboard sweater". What could this be?
Talk about it in Tx: It is probably frightening, but it can be a less terrible Dx than psychosis. Describe it in accurate detail to your therapist. If they think it is something you can work on, that's good if not ask for a referral. Eval and Tx plan is what you need. Whatever it is, you'll be able to start to deal with it. Don't give up and try to feel strong. Then you can meet this challenge. Best! ...Read more
Not even a theory: It's rubbish, intended to sell books without any scientific basis. Eat sensibly, avoid tobacco and other addictions, and exercise. If you get focused on there being some other key to health, or read a lot of "diagnose yourself" websites, they'll get your money and time and you'll never feel well again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Definitely, yes: Repetative work in less than natural positions can cause a variety of musculoskeletal aches and pains. Try to avoid prolonged use (eg. Don't spend your after-work hours playing computer games). Find a chair that is comfortable - with arm supports, too. Arrange keyboard height for best comfort. Get up and move around periodically. Get plenty of exercise when not at keyboard. ...Read more