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Office worker, on computer all day. Sometimes I feel a numbness in my left pinky. I use my mouse with right hand. Have supports for keyboard and mouse?
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Dr. Robert Stuart
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Elbow pressure
This symptom is probably caused by compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow.
It can happen if your arm rest is a little too high.

In brief: Elbow pressure
This symptom is probably caused by compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow.
It can happen if your arm rest is a little too high.
Dr. Robert Stuart
Dr. Robert Stuart
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Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: May Help
The keyboard and mouse supports may help, but pinky numbness often comes from nerve compression.
That can be at the elbow or wrist, or in rare cases even at the neck. Make sure your elbows and wrists aren't resting on hard surfaces or edges and take frequent breaks to stretch your wrists and arms. If the numbness persists or you develop weakness, see a doctor in person.

In brief: May Help
The keyboard and mouse supports may help, but pinky numbness often comes from nerve compression.
That can be at the elbow or wrist, or in rare cases even at the neck. Make sure your elbows and wrists aren't resting on hard surfaces or edges and take frequent breaks to stretch your wrists and arms. If the numbness persists or you develop weakness, see a doctor in person.
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
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Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: May Help
The keyboard and mouse supports may help, but pinky numbness often comes from nerve compression.
That can be at the elbow or wrist, or in rare cases even at the neck. Make sure your elbows and wrists aren't resting on hard surfaces or edges and take frequent breaks to stretch your wrists and arms. If the numbness persists or you develop weakness, see a doctor in person.

In brief: May Help
The keyboard and mouse supports may help, but pinky numbness often comes from nerve compression.
That can be at the elbow or wrist, or in rare cases even at the neck. Make sure your elbows and wrists aren't resting on hard surfaces or edges and take frequent breaks to stretch your wrists and arms. If the numbness persists or you develop weakness, see a doctor in person.
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
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Dr. Raymond Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Take breaks, and..
If keyboard is lower than desk surface, tilt the back edge of the keyboard slightly down.
Keep wrists in a neutral (straight) position—not bent up or down. Keep elbows at a slightly open angle-90? or greater. Keep shoulders relaxed, and elbows at side. Don't use wrist rests or armrests while typing-only while resting. If you have a broad chest, consider a "split" keyboard.

In brief: Take breaks, and..
If keyboard is lower than desk surface, tilt the back edge of the keyboard slightly down.
Keep wrists in a neutral (straight) position—not bent up or down. Keep elbows at a slightly open angle-90? or greater. Keep shoulders relaxed, and elbows at side. Don't use wrist rests or armrests while typing-only while resting. If you have a broad chest, consider a "split" keyboard.
Dr. Raymond Raven
Dr. Raymond Raven
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Dr. Ayman Jabr
Family Medicine
In brief: Break
Take break often and walk for several minutes every a couple of hours;.

In brief: Break
Take break often and walk for several minutes every a couple of hours;.
Dr. Ayman Jabr
Dr. Ayman Jabr
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