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How can you prevent tendonitis (a hand problem due to typing on the computer) ?

How can you prevent tendonitis (a hand problem due to typing on the computer) ?

Hand tendonitis: This condition is often caused by repetitive injuries from certain hand movements, or finger movements. Analyze your posture and hand placement and then improve work conditions by using proper preventive keyboards to use hands in a less stressful manner. There are special keyboards that are made to be orthopedically more friendly to the hands. Improve chair posture and rest frequently. ...Read more

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Why are my hands vibrating/tingling(only when typing)?

Why are my hands vibrating/tingling(only when typing)?

Hand tingling: Sounds like you may have a case of carpel tunnel syndrome. The symptoms of numbness or tingling in the first three digits while typing may be a sign of this condition. ...Read more

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My hand is killing me from typing for days. How do I tell boss?

Wrist pain: Carpal tunnel is a common problem from repeptitive activities like typing. You need to let your boss know about the problem, and it needs to get checked out. ...Read more

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What causes one hand to become paler than the other while typing?

What causes one hand to become paler than the other while typing?

Carpal tunnel: Likely carpal tunnel syndrome. The nerve (usually median) gets compressed causing pin/needles sensation. The artery also runs through the same canal so it may get compressed cutting off a little blood supply resulting in slight pallor compared to the other hand. Take frequent breaks and stretch your hands and wrists. ...Read more

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What damage have I done to my hand? I overused it typing and now pain when picking up full cup of coffee even.

What damage have I done to my hand? I overused it typing and now pain when picking up full cup of coffee even.

Pain in hand typing: You probabely caused tendinitis in your typing fingrs and need to rest them and take some antiinflammatory meds, if no better with it see your doctor or a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I am stressed out and my hands tend to sweat when going for an interview or even when typing this, it's always embarrassing me, tell my why?

I am stressed out and my hands tend to sweat when going for an interview or even when typing this, it's always embarrassing me, tell my why?

Different people: experience stress and anxiety in different ways. Sweaty palms is a common way that some people's body's react 2 stress. Everyone gets nervous when going for job interviews. It would be advisable 2 learn some relaxation techniques 2 help U prepare for job interviews and reduce the stress U R feeling so that U can make the best impression possible. U could even learn some via a HealthTap Concierge ...Read more

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I think I have a sprained hand? Could that be from typing

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