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Why Is It Important To Support Your Wrist While Using The Keyboard
Prevent CTS/OA: Repetitive movements may cause osteoarthritis changes. Using fingers often, moving the ligaments and tendons of the hand may cause carpal tunnel syndrome which is irritation or compression of the median nerve at the level of the wrist debilitating the hand and very specific areas of the hand and fingers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it appropriate to wear wrist braces all of the time to prevent carpal tunnel pain? Or will it still be effective if worn only to bed for example.
Not all the time: Wrist splints/braces should ber worn the least amount of time necessary to lessen symptoms. Over-use of such devices leads to muscle wasting, tendon problems, possible joint contractures and even circulatory problems. If your symptoms are so severe that you feel the need for such devices, you should consider surgery, which has a very high success rate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Straight: Straight and unbent.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: No, that would be a myth.Get a more detailed answer ›
Wrist tendonitis for three years on and off again, pain is moving up my forearm, wrist strap not helping for this. Not sure what to do to prevent it. ?
My god !: No. Ease up, pardner.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pillow support: You can actually go to a pillow store around you. I think there is one in monroe you can try out certain pillows and see what works the best for you. Everyone's needs are different. Good luck. ...Read more
Questionable: Anterior deprogrammers have been recommended to reduce TMJ Dysfunction and/or snoring in patients with sleep/breathing disorders. Common side effect is creation or worsening of Malocclusion. Please see a qualified Orthodontic Specialist for evaluation. There are many more effective treatment modalities with less side effects. ...Read more
See below: The best way would be to see a podiatrist and to have a custom orthotic made to support and distribute the weight of your feet ...Read more
Some People Can: There is a certain subset of shoulder instability that has a voluntary component. This is usually in people that are "loose jointed" and it often involves a pattern of muscle firing that pulls the shoulder in and out of joint. ...Read more
Any comfortable one: A broken wrist, if properly treated will allow you to sleep in any position of comfort. It is best that you sleep in a positon where you can elevate your writs above the level of the heart. This will ususally mean on you back or on the side of the unaffected wrist. Casting and splinting and the need to elevate and of course, any pain, will dictate your sleeping position. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Somewhat: The idea is a form of thought stopping. Basically the decision to start drinking can be made more conscious and perhaps the increased awareness may help. You would have to be very motivated and use this as one tool among a recovery program. ...Read more
No: As long as you're not flying, then no, it's not bad in any way. If you are flying, well that would change things and could very well upset your flight attendant. ...Read more
Good posture: 1) sit tall, don't slump your shoulders, and keep a nice curve in your lower back. A good ergonomic chair can assist with this. 2) keep your feet flat on the floor, with your knees at a comfortable 90 degrees. 3) your hands should be "neutral" - without significant bend up or down. This will minimize your risk of carpal tunnel syndrome. Happy keyboarding! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do for the pain in my hands between thumb and palm to support it during work? Does an ACE bandage work?
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