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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

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I overdid typing and now my hand is tingly and fingers feel tingly?

I overdid typing and now my hand is tingly and fingers feel tingly?

Carpal tunnel syndro: Carpal tunnel sydrome is the most common causes, and repetitive activity is the most common causes of carpal tunnel. Keyboard rests are avaialable to minimize this. You can have it injected, if it does not go away. Afterwards, electrodiagnostic studies are indicatede, with possible out patient surgery. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve pain in fingers and hand from typing?

What can I do to relieve pain in fingers and hand from typing?

Gel wrist pad!: Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) occurs when the wrists are extended (held upward). When you type for extended periods, you must keep your wrists neutral or downward to avoid this injury. All it takes is one of those gel pads in front of your keyboard! I have one for my mouse, too. Also take breaks. Maybe consider retraining into a job with no keyboard! ...Read more

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Numbness in the hands and fingers from typing too much, but how do I tell boss?

Numbness: Tell him after you see a neurologist or hand specialist because it may not be from typing. If you have verification of a carpel tunnel syndrome it can be aggrevated by keyboarding. ...Read more

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Can you get a drs note for work if I've got a sprained hand and have already been seen? My joon requirses a lot af typing and it's very painfull

Can you get a drs note for work if I've got a sprained hand and have already been seen? My joon requirses a lot af typing and it's very painfull

Maybe?: Obviously you should call your treating doctors office and let them know what you need. If you are really having that much pain from typing at your age, you need to get things checked out. If you are having this much trouble at 20, you have many years of work ahead of you. You may need to see a therapist for an ergonomic evaluation of your work station. ...Read more

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Recently my hands have been shaking when I'm writing or when im typing, I have been stressed lately so I don't know if that could be the reason.

Tricky: Without an exam, I can only give general information therea re a lot of reasons for hand shaking and a simple exam can figure out which are possibly there in your case. The pace of the shaking, whther writing improves it a bit and if it is in both hands are some of the main points. ...Read more

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At least twice a day I lose control of my hands (usually when im typing) and they just go everywhere for about 10 seconds. My sister has epilepsy.

At least twice a day I lose control of my hands (usually when im typing) and they just go everywhere for about 10 seconds. My sister has epilepsy.

Thoughts: You could have bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome, which is caused by typing, or keyboard activities. Your sister's epilepsy would likely have no relationship to your issues. Since this can easily be reversed, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Stiffness and pain in wrist and hands after typing for a few minutes?

Stiffness and pain in wrist and hands after typing for a few minutes?

Carpal tunnel: Hi!
this is often due to carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis. Any color change in the hands when they are painful? Cold temperature? You can try changing the angle of the keyboard, or getting an ergonomic keyboard. If simple changes don't improve your symptoms, you should be examined by a physician.
best regards,
Garrett Norvell, MD ...Read more

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I notice that when I am typing my left hand is paler in color when compared to the right. Sometimes I feel a slight trembling in that hand as well.?

Need further tests: Sound like either vascular (blood flow) or nerve related problem. Carpal tunnel syndrome can present this way although you did not mention numbness, tingling or pain. It could also be constriction of blood vessel in the hand that makes the color change. Women are more prone to this condition. You will need full clinical eval and xray, emg, blood test, and possibly arterial doppler. ...Read more

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I have shooting pains in my left ring finger. Started today and worse when I am typing on the computer. I do a lot of office work and am left handed.

I have shooting pains in my left ring finger. Started today and worse when I am typing on the computer. I do a lot of office work and am left handed.

Dvorak may help: If you carry a ring on that finger switch it to your right hand. If symptoms persist or there was no ring on that finger in the first place, you may have tendonitis or (less likely) a nerve issue (see a neurologist for an emg). In any case, it may be time to switch from qwerty to dvorak on your keyboard. Http://www. Mit. Edu/~jcb/dvorak. ...Read more

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Does anyone else get tingling sedation on their hand and fingers when typing?

Does anyone else get tingling sedation on their hand and fingers when typing?

Carpal tunnel: Not all numbness during typing is related to carpal tunnel--the condition known as repetitive strain injury, which is really overuse of wrist and fingers occur with prolonged keyboarding. ...Read more

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My right hand has been tingling and going numb typing. This has never happened before. Why?

My right hand has been tingling and going numb typing. This has never happened before. Why?

Carpal tunnel: Repetitive hand motion, especially hand-writing and keyboarding are common causes of carpal tunnel syndrome, which is the leading cause of numbness in a hand. Diagnosis can be suggested by physical examination and often confirmed by nerve conduction studies. ...Read more

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My right hand has this tingleing sensation like its going numb, when I'm typing on a computer. What's causing that?

My right hand has this tingleing sensation like its going numb, when I'm typing on a computer. What's causing that?

Let me help you: Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) causing paresthesia, pain, numbness, and other symptoms in the distribution of the median nerve and it is due to compression at the wrist in the carpal tunnel. The national center for biotechnology information and highly cited older literature say the most common cause of cts is typing. ...Read more

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Why are my hands and fingers (both hands) swell when I am walking, typing, holding a book while reading? Extremely bad when lying on back, holding a book?

Why are my hands and fingers (both hands) swell when I am walking, typing, holding a book while reading? Extremely bad when lying on back, holding a book?

Vasomotor: This puzzling symptom complex may be due to a vasomotor reaction causing dilation of certain blood vessels and development of congestion and edema in the tissues of your hands. I have seen this in some patients whose hands swell after walking, Lack of redness and itch makes a pure allergic reaction unlikely. Perhaps a vascular disease specialist or allergist can advise you better. ...Read more

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Anyone have experience of severe, painful muscle spasms iin hand while typing for long time?

Anyone have experience of severe, painful muscle spasms iin hand while typing for long time?

Writers cramp: Could be writers cramp which is a form of dystonia (abnormal muscle activity) that often occurs in response to certain activities. If it is persistent, I would go see a neurologist to check it out. ...Read more

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Get hand to elbow pain when typing or writing for a short period of time usually like a minute or two?

Get hand to elbow pain when typing or writing for a short period of time usually like a minute or two?

Varies: There are a number of potential causes including a tendinitis of the tendons in the back of the forearm that extend the wrist. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Left Hand struggles to do simple tasks. I have bad control between fingers. Difficulty typing, holding a utensil, tying shoes etc. Never been injured.

Left Hand struggles to do simple tasks. I have bad control between fingers. Difficulty typing, holding a utensil, tying shoes etc. Never been injured.

Get diagnosis: You may have a peripheral nerve issue but joint problems and brain/ spinal cord could be considered Have your doctor exam directly ...Read more