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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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Tendinitis (Definition)

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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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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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How can I avoid tendonitis from typing? What are some tips for avoiding tendonitis from typing? How should my arms etc. Be positioned?

Think ergonomics: Typing absolutely can cause tendinitis. Usually the tendons involved are the extensor tendons of the wrist, hand, and fingers. Try to make sure your wrists and hand are in a neutral position, take regular breaks, do regular stretching and warm up exercises before starting can all help. You might even consider asking a occupational therapist to visit and asses your work environment. Thank you. ...Read more

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I have tendonitis really bad in my hands, and it hurts so bad. Seems to be getting worse. Help?

I have tendonitis really bad in my hands, and it hurts so bad. Seems to be getting worse. Help?

Tendonitis: Tendonitis, or inflammation of one or more tendons, can be quite painful and disabling. First you need to make sure this is your correct diagnosis. Then, treatment would be started that can help you immensely. I recommend a visit to a hand surgeon. Most treatment can be non-surgical. ...Read more

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I iced my hand with tendonitis in 15 minute intervals and it turned blue. What does that mean? Should i not ice it at all?

I iced my hand with tendonitis in 15 minute intervals and it turned blue. What does that mean? Should i not ice it at all?

normal response: The bluish discoloration is simply the response of your skin and the blood vessels in it to cold. You should not simply pack your hand in ice but actually massage it with an ice pack as this helps the local circulation but more importantly, reduces your risk of giving yourself a tissue injury such as frostbite. As long as the blue resolves when your hand warms up, everything is normal. ...Read more

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Which are the work activities most risky for hand-wrist tendonitis?

Repetitive motion: Wrist and hand tendonitis occurs with repetitive motion activities. This would include those that do prolonged typing, dental hygienists, factory workers, grocery store checkers, hair stylists, and others who use their hands frequently and repetitively. ...Read more

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What does tendonitis in the lateral aspect of the hand feel like when taking levofloxacin (500mg)?

Levofloxacin: Levofloxacin can weaken tendons with prolonged use. Would anticipate that any form of tendonitis would be painful. ...Read more