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Why do my wrists hurt when I type on the keyboard?

Why do my wrists hurt when I type on the keyboard?

Ergonomics: You may be developing carpal tunnel syndrome. Make sure you keep your wrists straight while typing and have a soft gel cushion to rest them lightly upon. If the problem persists despite these measures see your physician for treatment. ...Read more

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My wrist always hurt. Could it be from typing on a keyboard all day?

My wrist always hurt. Could it be from typing on a keyboard all day?

Could be.: You should always give a break by moving around and exercising your wrists and have a good support for typing. ...Read more

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Pain in the wrist, mainly the carpal bones, for a while. Hurts when typing, writing, doing hair, bending long periods of time, etc. Why?

Pain in the wrist, mainly the carpal bones, for a while. Hurts when typing, writing, doing hair, bending long periods of time, etc. Why?

Carpal tunnel: Hi PaigeP, sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome. Go see your family doctor and he can test for this. In many cases, wearing special wrist braces is sufficient. In severe cases, sometimes surgery is helpful. In the meantime, anti-inflammatories can be helpful for pain, and limit long exposures to typing and working on the computer. Hope thats helpful. ...Read more

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What is the best position for your wrists while typing?

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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What can I do to minimize wrist pain from typing?

Splints and position: Most wrist pain from typing is caused by poor positioning and movement of the wrist. You should wear straight wrist splints and adjust the height of the keyboard so your elbows are bent at 90 degrees. Also use a keyboard not just a laptop. ...Read more

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How to cure wrist pain and discomfort when typing?

Wrist pain: There may not be a cure if you do daily constant typing. You can try a wrist pad for your computer keyboard. Also try increasing your seat height which can relieve stress to the wrist. ...Read more

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What's the best way to relieve wrist pain from typing too much?

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

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