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How Do I Keep My Wrists Happy?

I am embarking on a new career that is totally dependent on my wrists (and arms, shoulders, and fingers), and I'm interested in taking any steps I can reasonably take to maintain wrist health! Do you have any advice/experience in wrist issues? [more inside]
posted by carlypennylane on May 31, 2016 - 13 answers

Wrist Assessment

My wrist is bothering me, and I can't figure out why or what to do. [more inside]
posted by Enchanting Grasshopper on Oct 2, 2014 - 8 answers

The right hand of darkness

My right hand and arms have slowly been developing an ache or cramp over the last two weeks that gets worse when I use a trackpad or smartphone. (I'm right-handed.) I'm also starting a software engineering internship tomorrow. What should I do to keep my hands okay? [more inside]
posted by glass origami robot on Jun 8, 2014 - 18 answers

Nagging wrist injury

I have a nagging wrist injury that I would like to fix. More below the fold. [more inside]
posted by prunes on Jan 6, 2014 - 11 answers

Wrist pain two years after the injury--suck it up or get treated?

Two years ago, I sprained or broke my wrist in a classic trip-and-fall on ice. I still have pain, weakness, and impaired use of my wrist. Is this something I should just cope with, or did something fail to heal correctly? [more inside]
posted by librarylis on Jul 15, 2013 - 9 answers

Wrist pain and popping

A while back, I did something totally normal like reaching into the back seat of my car, and my wrist popped and started hurting. I've tried a bunch of stuff and it's not getting better. The doctor says I'm supposed to immobilize it and come back in a month, at which point we can talk about surgery (!!!). I'm frustrated by this and tired of being in pain. Should I pursue other treatment, and if so, what kind? [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on May 31, 2013 - 14 answers

Hand Injury

I fell badly yesterday, and ever since my right hand has been alternating between quite painful and fine. Do I really need to go to the doctor on Easter Sunday? [more inside]
posted by tooloudinhere on Mar 31, 2013 - 7 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 to prevent typing injuries!

I became a full-time author 2 months ago, and my hands are starting to get stiff. What do I do to prevent wrist/hand injuries? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Nov 1, 2012 - 17 answers

Do I need to address this?

Worth getting an X-ray? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Aug 3, 2012 - 13 answers

My wrists hurt again, because I got high.

I used to suffer from tendonitis, but I thought I had it licked. Now, after using marijuana, I'm not so sure. [more inside]
posted by Two Stranger on Jan 14, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me find James Dean's watch!

Where can I find a working all black Westclox "Wrist Ben" watch or one that looks similar? [more inside]
posted by twoforty5am on Nov 17, 2011 - 3 answers

How can I convince an orthopedist to give me the type of cast I want?

I broke the wrist on my right (dominant) hand. How can I convince an orthopedist to give me the type of cast I want? [more inside]
posted by xyzzy on Nov 5, 2011 - 20 answers

Help me put together an arm/hand stretching routine...

Help me put together an arm/hand stretching routine... [more inside]
posted by lemonade on Oct 3, 2011 - 3 answers

Wrist cooling solution for laptop user?

I'm overheating because my MacBook Pro's wrist areas get very hot. What's the best way to fix this? [more inside]
posted by gentle on Aug 4, 2011 - 12 answers

Help me adjust after wrist surgery!

I just had surgery yesterday on my wrist. I've never had surgery before, much less something that basically left me helpless, and I'm having some trouble adjusting. If you've had surgery on your arm/wrist, I would appreciate any advice as to how you got around/functioned/dealt with needing other people's help. [more inside]
posted by kro on Mar 10, 2011 - 22 answers

not your typical rsi question

I clean houses for a living. I'm getting RSI. A lot of the usual advice doesn't seem to apply to me, and I don't know what to do. [more inside]
posted by streetdreams on Feb 6, 2011 - 8 answers

What is my random wrist pain from?

What could be causing the popping in my wrist? YANMD, etc. etc. [more inside]
posted by kro on Nov 22, 2010 - 7 answers

Ergonomic herb-snipping and food-shredding tools?

I'm looking for more ergonomic solutions to snipping herbs and shredding food in the kitchen. These are the two most painful kitchen tasks for me due to existing repetitive strain injuries. [more inside]
posted by grouse on Oct 31, 2010 - 18 answers

What can I wear on my wrist besides a watch?

I am a man who wears a wristwatch. What can I wear on the other wrist? Preferably something that serves some function. [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Sep 3, 2010 - 24 answers

Tattoo N00b

[TattooFilter] I've finally decided to lose my tattoo cherry, and have a pretty good idea of what I want, but specific questions remain. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on May 27, 2010 - 25 answers

Exercise for the freshly hobbled

Can you suggest some exercise for the freshly hobbled? [more inside]
posted by bicyclefish on May 24, 2010 - 5 answers

Need anti-bored ideas while wrist injury is healing.

Need anti-bored ideas while wrist injury is healing. [more inside]
posted by a robot made out of meat on Mar 19, 2010 - 16 answers

Golfer's elbow? But I've never been on a golf course.

What can I do about my possible golfer's elbow? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 25, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I find a good doctor?

How do I find a good doctor to look at my wrist? [more inside]
posted by Jsn7821 on Dec 8, 2009 - 6 answers

The accessory president?

What's on Obama's right wrist?
posted by oxford blue on Apr 28, 2009 - 9 answers

Weak wrists and yoga pain

New to yoga and my wrists are killing me. [more inside]
posted by Sweetie Darling on Apr 6, 2009 - 15 answers

My wrist hurts when I play violin!

Does anyone know of a good wrist brace for a violinist? [more inside]
posted by vaguelyweird on Dec 30, 2008 - 4 answers

Getting used to a wristwatch.

How can I get used to wearing a wristwatch? I have not worn one for a while (4 years) because of an inability to get used to them. Now it is a requirement that I wear one. [more inside]
posted by ooklala on Sep 19, 2008 - 16 answers

Finding a bike for an RSI sufferer in Seattle

Two part question: How can I get a bicycle that won't exacerbate my wrist repetitive strain injury? Can you recommend a good bike shop in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Aug 11, 2008 - 23 answers

Some part of my upper body is unhappy. Is it my arm, or is that a red herring?

"Cold" feeling along both sides of my forearm, becoming achy. Doctor's appointment already made, but now I'm researching for ideas on relief -- and nothing seems to quite fit the symptoms! [more inside]
posted by subbes on Jul 8, 2008 - 12 answers

What's wrong with my wrist?

What's wrong with my wrist? [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on Jun 22, 2008 - 8 answers

If I Need Surgery For This I'm Not Going to be Happy

What is going on with my wrist? Pictures inside, and most likely safe for work but I can't guarantee that since I don't know what's going on. And of course, YANAD and all that good stuff. [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Jun 21, 2008 - 16 answers

Ganglion cyst surgery

I have a recurring ganglion cyst in my left wrist. I usually got a big bump for a couple of weeks, then nothing for months, but this last just kept getting worse. [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Mar 26, 2008 - 17 answers

Wrist pain, very likely a sprain: just watch and wait?

I have some wrist pain from my wrist being twisted, which by all signs appears to be a sprain rather than anything more serious. I'm trying to make sure I don't need to visit an ER (other major factor is that I have no insurance and I don't know what would happen financially after an ER visit). [more inside]
posted by sparrows on Feb 8, 2008 - 24 answers

Pistol Grip Shotguns Bad For Wrists?

Can someone share their experience with firing a pistol grip shotgun? I've been seeing a lot of these recently and I can't believe that your wrist would ever be the same after pulling the trigger. Now I'm kinda curious, but I thought I'd ask before I tried it...
posted by tkolar on Dec 24, 2007 - 11 answers

Never Been Wrist

I am almost positive I've fractured the scaphoid in my left hand (I'm right-handed). [I've done it before; all the symptoms line up; doctor pals have taken a look and concurred] I'm currently uninsured and really can't afford to go to PT and have them outfit me with a cast/splint. [more inside]
posted by jtajta on Sep 12, 2007 - 11 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

I've got joint pain from scooping ice cream. Are there exercises I can do to minimize the discomfort?

I started working in an ice cream store and I'm getting some odd aches and pains. Are there stretches or exercises I can do to minimize them? [more inside]
posted by GilloD on May 6, 2007 - 11 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


Am I the next Harry Potter or does this mysterious rash have a point? [more inside]
posted by 10ch on Aug 10, 2006 - 7 answers

How do I deal with wrist pain?

Wrist pain, RSI? How do I deal with it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2006 - 27 answers

Sprained my Wrist, But I Can Still Use the Internets

Wrist Injury Filter: I sprained my wrist. Help me find an appropriate wrap or treatment. [more inside]
posted by frogan on Jul 6, 2006 - 5 answers

Upper body exercises without using wrists

What are some upper body exercises I can do without putting any load on my wrists? [more inside]
posted by grouse on May 21, 2006 - 29 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

RSI Exercises

My job involves a lot of repetitive motion and I type way too much outside of work. I've had RSI issues in the past, and I want to strengthen my wrists/arms/shoulders so that they don't flare up again. Any recommended books or web sites where I can find RSI-specific exercises?

(Yes, yes, I know. Just Type Less. Assume for the moment that's not an option).
posted by Jeanne on Dec 13, 2004 - 14 answers

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