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What Is The Safest Type Of Stretching For Beginners To Start With
— 17, about to become programmer
— joint pain
— esp. In my distal interphalangeal joints
— pain worse at typing
— can any stretching help? What to do?
Finger pain: I suggest you see either a hand specialist or rheumatologist to fully evaluate the joints. It is important to figure out exactly what is causing the joint pain at your age. This information will allow you to receive the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Posture: The best posture is sitting upright with your back straight. Avoid slouching or leaning forward. Try not to rest your hands or forearms on any solid surface. Take frequent breaks and try to avoid being in one position for a prolonged period. ...Read more
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
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!
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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 more
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
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
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
Acute neuro problem: Sudden loss of ability to perform fine finger/hand coordination activity could be due to a small stroke, at an age. Have it checked out. Now. ...Read more
Go to see a doctor: To check you out, it could be serious problem? ...Read more
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 more
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 :-(
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
HLA typing: Describes the determination of proteins on the cell surface which the immune system utilizes to assign self and not self. There are multiple genes which encode these proteins on chromosome 6. ...Read more
Could be.: You should always give a break by moving around and exercising your wrists and have a good support for typing. ...Read more
Please Clarify: A low vitamin d level would not cause pain. I am unsure where your pain is or why you were taught that the vitamin d level would be the cause of it. ...Read more
Possibly: If you are able, take 5 minutes every hour to stop work and get up to move around, including your neck. ...Read more
Breaks and stretch: Yes, frequent breaks... Even if they are just for a minute or two can help. Ergonomic correct positioning is essential. In addition, warm up flexibility exercises and stretching during quick breaks can make a big difference. ...Read more
Typing not a cause: The typing is not the cause of the pain. Have a rheumatologist look at your hands for an underlying cause. ...Read more
Not an issue.: Typing should not cause pain or damage. If it does, then see a rheumatologist or orthopedist. ...Read more
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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