I have to spend all day on the computer for work, and a lot of writing is involved. Lately, I've noticed twinges of numbness in my fingers, and I'm worried it's the beginning of carpal tunnel syndrome. I'm trying to be careful about good posture and taking breaks, but I would really love to stop typing so much. Is there any software out there now that will take dictation from me and actually do a decent job?
posted by three_red_balloons
on Feb 4, 2014 -
I believe I am getting Tendinitis in my right wrist. Despite my best efforts (Ergonomic everything, mousing with the left hand, exercises every hour) it has slowly gotten worse over the past year. I want to go talk to a specialist about it, but I am very anxious about what treatment will entail. Can you please tell me what your experience has been with getting tendinitis treated? What were the costs, how many visits did it take, what kind of treatments did you receive? [more inside]
posted by rebent
on Mar 1, 2013 -
My girlfriend -- an avid fan of console games -- was recently diagnosed with carpal tunnel and can't use a PS2 controller for more than a few minute without experiencing debilitating pain in her right arm. Does anyone know of an alternative controller that might free up her right hand? Has anyone used a DDR pad for non-dance related games, for instance? Or, have you tried the access controller
? I'm worried it might just start aggravating her other arm, though... How about other consoles that have such an option? Controllers that essentially work the same way as a standard controller, but are smaller/larger/more ergonomic don't seem to help.
posted by cjmchampton
on Jan 10, 2009 -
YANADfilter: Why does my hand hurt and what can I do to make it hurt less until I can see a doctor? [more inside]
posted by bedhead
on Jul 23, 2007 -
Is it RSI? I have weird pains in my wrist, like a straight line of ache that goes and goes away for a few seconds. It doesn't happen constantly but often enough for me to be a bit concerned. [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on Apr 5, 2007 -
CarpalTunnelMysteryFilter: I have carpal tunnel syndrome, or something similar, but my hands don't generally hurt unless I work too much. Here's the weird thing: [more inside]
posted by martinrebas
on Mar 26, 2007 -
Is there anywhere online, mail order or in the UK that actually has 'it's not carpal tunnel syndrome in stock? Or another way to get hold of it? [more inside]
posted by lunkfish
on May 8, 2006 -
reviews/opinions about touchpad peripherals? carpal tunnel is kicking my god damned ass right now, and i feel like this might really reduce the stress/pain.
posted by radiosilents
on Apr 24, 2006 -
Has anyone been able to head off carpal tunnel shortly after the symptoms start appearing? How?
posted by BillBishop
on Mar 20, 2006 -
ErgonomicFilter. Or, CarpalTunnel/Hernia PreventionFilter. I promise it's not the chair question- but a plea for tips writ large. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on Jul 19, 2005 -
I've been diagnosed a Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Is the surgical solution the best? Can it guaranty a full recovery?
posted by nims
on May 18, 2005 -
My brother (in-law) is having surgery tomorrow on his hands to help with his Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. He's a roofer, a general contractor and also a rock-climber, so you can imagine how not having the use of his hands for up to six weeks is going to drive him crazy. They live nowhere near me, but I'd like to present him with a list of things that he could do while bed-ridden and beyond. Points for originality, and thanks.
posted by grimley
on Jan 30, 2005 -