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How to reduce/alleviate swelling during pregnancy

Pregnancy and swelling: Compression sleeves and other methods to reduce discomfort? [more inside]
posted by meowf on Apr 24, 2015 - 7 answers

Does any voice activated transcription actually work?

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 - 11 answers

Tell me how to plan for a potential Tendinitis treatment

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 - 16 answers

How do I put on my backpack so I don't give myself carpal tunnel? No, seriously.

How do I put on my backpack so I don't give myself carpal tunnel? No, seriously. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Dec 9, 2011 - 15 answers

console or PS2 controller for someone with carpal tunnel?

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 - 9 answers

My hand hurts. Help it feel better.

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 - 26 answers

Carpal Tunnel Redux

Carpal tunnel relief question and a request for an Atlanta-area specialist. [more inside]
posted by odi.et.amo on Jun 18, 2007 - 15 answers

Is it RSI?

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 - 14 answers

Strangely symmetrical pain

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 - 13 answers

Efficacy of wrist gyroscopes.

Experiences with the Dynabee/Powerball? [more inside]
posted by the cuban on May 10, 2006 - 17 answers

How to get hold of 'it's not carpal'

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 - 4 answers

touchpad peripheral opinions re: carpal tunnel?

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 - 7 answers

First signs of carpal. HELP!

Has anyone been able to head off carpal tunnel shortly after the symptoms start appearing? How? [more inside]
posted by BillBishop on Mar 20, 2006 - 30 answers

Trying to avoid surgery

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 - 11 answers


I've been diagnosed a Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Is the surgical solution the best? Can it guaranty a full recovery? [more inside]
posted by nims on May 18, 2005 - 14 answers

Activities for active guy to do while recovering from hand surgery?

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 - 7 answers

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