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Doctor insights on: Why Is It Important To Support Your Wrist While Using The Keyboard

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Why is it important to support your wrist while using the keyboard?

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 more

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Is it possible to sprain your own ankles using just your hands?

Is it possible to sprain your own ankles using just your hands?

I suppose: I am not really sure why you would want to do that, but theoretically I suppose so. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Is it a good idea to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes while on the computer?

Is it a good idea to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes while on the computer?

No: A bright computer monitor may give you glare but the screen can be dimmed. But its not generally necessary to wear sunglasses. ...Read more

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If my hands go to sleep, somewhat, would that be a sign of using the keyboard to much?

If my hands go to sleep, somewhat, would that be a sign of using the keyboard to much?

Not the whole hand: Could be but generally it wouldn't be your whole hand. It would be either the pinkie side or the median nerve distribution (carpal tunnel). ...Read more

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What is the best pillow to use when you have neck support issues?

What is the best pillow to use when you have neck support issues?

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

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Why and When is it recommended to use an anterior deprogrammer in your teeth?

Why and When is it recommended to use an anterior deprogrammer in your teeth?

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

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What is the best way to distribute weight on your foot when running so as to not cause injury?

What is the best way to distribute weight on your foot when running so as to not cause injury?

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

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Is it possible to dislocate your shoulder on purpose?

Is it possible to dislocate your shoulder on purpose?

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

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What is the best position to sleep when you have a broken wrist?

What is the best position to sleep when you have a broken wrist?

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 more

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What is the idea of using rubber bands to stop addictions? How does that work?

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What is the idea of using rubber bands to stop addictions?  How does that work?

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

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Is it bad to put your phone on the top of your lap if it is not on flight mode?

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

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How do you sit, put your hands on the keyboard, and place your feet for the healthiest posture?

How do you sit, put your hands on the keyboard, and place your feet for the healthiest posture?

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 more

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What can I do for the pain in my hands between thumb and palm to support it during work? Does an ACE bandage work?

What can I do for the pain in my hands between thumb and palm to support it during work? Does an ACE bandage work?

Minimally: Ace bandage will give it minimal support, but you can try it. If not, there are a variety of thumb based splints that are more rigid that could potentially help. ...Read more

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Is it worse to roll your ankle with or without shoes on during fitness class?

Is it worse to roll your ankle with or without shoes on during fitness class?

Both: While an appropriately selected shoe is important to prevent injury, the fact your ankle rolls while exercises indicates you might want to get this checked out with a podiatrist or orthopedist. Physical therapy or ankle support options may be needed. ...Read more

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