Why do my arms and hands go numb and ache when boss dumps load of typing on me?

Carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) occurs when the wrists are extended (held upward). When you type for extended periods, you must keep your wrists neutral or downward to avoid this injury. All it takes is one of those gel pads in front of your keyboard! I have one for my mouse, too. As for the other issues, you need to take breaks and stretch. Maybe consider retraining into a job with no keyboard!

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