Carpal Tunnel Pain And Numbness In The Wrist, at computer all day
Hi! I started knitting just a little over a year ago and most recently I've noticed aching in my right wrist.
I also sit at a computer all day for my job.
When I'm holding the mouse and resting my wrist on the edge of the desk the sensation I get is a cross between pain and like blood being cut off to my hand. Kinda like it might be going numb.
It's hard to explain but it's progressively getting worse.
I also have pain/aching in the thumb joint on my right hand but I can see how the knitting is creating that. The wrist pain is difficlut to deal with day and day out with my job during the day. Is there something I can do to help relieve this?
Thank you for any info you provide!
Yes, there absolutely is something you can do to relieve your Carpal Tunnel symptoms.
And, for the record, you describe the common Carpal Tunnel cliche, at desk and computer all day, a hand intensive hobby, wrist pain and other symptoms getting progressively worse...
And, what you don't normally hear about in the Carpal Tunnel dynamic, but is almost always there, is involvement with the thumb muscles.
So, what does a person do about that?
1. Change it up. Keep things moving. Every day, or every week, rearrange one or more elements of your ergonomics and movements.
Whether it's Carpal Tunnel or Tendonitis, it will be valuable for you to learn about the New Ergonomics Definition.
2. You have an Process of Inflammation chonically in place. This creates pain, and sets you up for further pain and problem.
I highly recommend that you start learning How To Reduce Inflammation.
3. And of course, I would be remiss if I didn't recommend my DVD products, either Carpal Tunnel Relief For Knitters OR The Carpal Tunnel Treatment That Works.
For the immediate future (like right now, and today, and tomorrow)....
Change up how you work at the computer and even the knitting (though admittedly, that's a bit harder to adjust, but even a little bit helps).
Ice, baby, ice! That is your number one get out of pain now activity.
I have other things to add, but one thing at a time.
Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert