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Why Do My Wrists Hurt When I Type On The Keyboard
Could be.: You should always give a break by moving around and exercising your wrists and have a good support for typing. ...Read more
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
Pain in hand joints, they pop a lot, and hurt worse when typing, could this be RA or OA? The NSAID I'm on is not curing the pain. Thanks! :)
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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
I haven't been straining my wrist though, this pain basically came out of no where. I have been typing a lot recently.
Stretch and Movement: Use good posture/ ergonomics when sitting at the desk performing work related activities. Regularly move your neck, shoulders, back and limbs through various positions as a quick range of motion exercise. Occasional stretches of the muscles in these areas will keep them from becoming too tense which can lead to pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I get rid of wrist pain? Complained for 2 weeks but boss wont let me stop typing for 12 hours per day.
Change the job: If your job involves typing for 12 hrs a day it is too much stress on your wrist joint, . Can you run 12 hrs a day? First rest to recuperate, see your physician for some pain medications, splinting of wrist for couple of wks, . If these measures fails you will need conduction studies to rule out carpal, it tunnel syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to recover fast after a wrist ganglion cyst removal while typing 14 hours per day 6 days per week?
Sister has large pain in her wrist that she believes is caused from bad posture while typing. She's iced and wrapped it but still pain. What do?
Use a splint: Using a carpal tunnel splint/brace (available without prescription at pharmacies) will immobilize the wrist and help her maintain appropriate wrist position (neutral) while typing. If pain does not resolve or she starts developing hand weakness she should seek physician evaluation. Evaluation of her workstation is important as positioning while typing is common reason for this type of problem. ...Read more
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