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  1. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    I knnow we have a lot of :monkey:s here that type all day. Who has problems or has had problems with wrists... how bad did it get... what were symptoms/diagnosis, and how did you make it better.
     

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  2. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    I've got pain in both hands, little and ring fingers. Probably some kind of ulnar nerve thing, but I'm not going to worry about it.
     
  3. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    20 years later and nada problem.
     
  4. kizzi77

    kizzi77 Monkey

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    Check your elbow. And you know you SHOULD worry about it. ;)
     
  5. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    i stretch a lot and sometimes wear in-line skate wrist thingy. Been training my other hand for the mouse. Graphic design is a dangerous business!
     
  6. kizzi77

    kizzi77 Monkey

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    There is a multitude of problems that can occur at the wrist. Anything from fractures, dislocations, or nerve entrapments any where along the brachial plexus. To name them all would be something WAY, WAY too long to fit into a thread.

    If you're having problems I could possibly give a differential diagnosis, but to be fair I'd have to do a complete evaluation.

    I am in an unfortunate situation of my hands being my greatest tool in my profession and because of laxity I have at all my joints, I am in a splint that limits thumb hyperextension. I have alot of pain at my CMC joint. Luckily it is in my nondominate hand.

    Best advice...see a doctor who has ortho experience. Not just a general practice physician. :)
     
  7. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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  8. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    I'm so jealous of Jason.
     
  9. kizzi77

    kizzi77 Monkey

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    Yep...have to "practice" every night. Massage, mobilizations (and of course more :p)
     
  10. urbaindk

    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    This thread is just a smart-ass comment waiting to happen. I can resist no longer.

    Are you absolutely sure the pain in your wrists is from typing and not from some sort self-debauchery?
     
  11. Barbaton

    Barbaton Turbo Monkey

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    I have one of these:



    Wrist problems went away, after 3 weeks of pure anger learning how to use it...
     
  12. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    I am in that shizz deep too... not to mention I am a percussionist. All my methods of making a living are highly dependant on my hands and my wrists.

    Just in the last 2 months getting stiffness and uncomfortable odd feelings in wrist... outer sides (pinky side). Mainly in my key command hand (i.e. left). I dont do a lot of actual typing becuase copy is usually supplied to me but I do a sh!t ton of holding down certain keys (option, shift, cmd, space, etc) and mousing.

    I am going next wednesday to a ortho guy (wrist specialist). Problem is I have work coming out my ass and gigs booked solid, playing doesnt really bother though... mainly irritating me at work.

    Thing is, I have baan doing this for 10 years... why is it acting up now. Only difference in my life has been more gigging and longer sets with this new band.
     
  13. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    What problems were you having and jesus christ that thing is funky.
     
  14. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    I'm sure it IS something I SHOULD worry about. The question is....will I?
     
  15. JRogers

    JRogers talks too much

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    Back from the dead...so, I'm having an ulnar nerve compression problem. Went to my internal med guy and he confirmed that's the issue. I wake up with my fingers numb, have occasional extreme pain when lifting weights and sometimes constant pain and slight numbness from shoulder or elbow to finger, particularly after working on the computer for a long time. I used chopsticks eating sashimi 2 days ago and the pain hasn't left since then.

    Golgi or rob- any advice or solutions you've come accross?
     
  16. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Pain from elbow to fingertip or shoulder to fingertip...

    Elbow to fingertip could be cubital tunnel compression syndrome, shoulder could be a form of thoracic outlet syndrome. The nerve could be entrapped in the fascia of the upper arm in any number of places.

    A good thing to consider may be some neurological testing to rule in/out the places the nerve is entrapped.
     
  17. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Drink more beer.
     
  18. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    carpal tunnel? there's no room in my carpool.
     
  19. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    I get numbness in my fingers & wrist sometimes. It feels stiff too. I have never gone to the doctor for it. I just suffer like an Apache.

    I also have a cyst that comes & goes on my mouse wrist.
     
  20. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Back of your wrist or palm side of your wrist?
     
  21. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    when i was in undergrad doing lots of programming and such i had symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. i switched to a dvorak keyboard layout for a few months, took less programming-heavy courses, laid off on practicing piano at length, and the symptoms resolved. i don't use dvorak any more -- too inconvenient given that i'm typing at keyboards other than my own for most of the working day.
     
  22. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    i thought you could reprogram any keyboard for dvorak
     
  23. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    yeah, but when i am in the computer lab (undergrad) or at the hospital i often can't switch the layout due to lack of admin rights or just need to use the computer for a few minutes. more of a pain than it's worth, especially since my wrists don't hurt now in any case.
     
  24. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    The cyst?
    The backside. That doesnt mean anything bad does it?
     
  25. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Shows itself when you flex your wrist? (You know, when you give that Haaaayyy flip of the wrist?)
     
  26. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    Where is gogli??? Did he get the job thing squared away???
     
  27. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    it usually is big enough to see it all the time but now it has shrunk & is only visible when doing the n8 wave.
     
  28. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Sounds like it's a ganglion cyst. Shouldn't be symptomatic or cause any problems. Mostly removed for cosmetic reasons.
     
  29. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    yeah i have squished it before me & it didnt bother but it grew back. the human body is f'n weird, man.
     
  30. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I had a cyst show up on my wrist after a bike wreck. 6 months later another wreck burst it and it went away. The lord givith and the lord taketh away.