For the past two days, I’ve been feeling some kind of throbbing pain on my wrists, right below the palm. You know the one that usually sits right below the keyboard when you type? Wait, that is the wrist, anuba. Anyway, so I’ve been feeling some kind of throbbing pain there which especially hurts when I bend the wrist and only one thing came to mind: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Now I’ve known about this for the longest time, and I know I should exercise every now and then to relieve pressure from my hands, but of course, I forget. And everyone knows I’m right in front of the computer almost all day. So now I’m wondering…is this it?
Just a few weeks ago, my friend Tuesday is telling us that she might have Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). It’s funny because now that she’s taking extra measures not to have that because of her work, she starts to feel the symptoms. How ironic. Anyway, I don’t know if it’s suddenly became psychological and I start to feel the symptoms myself…or maybe I’m just too stressed with all the activity I’ve been doing this week.
Maybe Grace is right. I should take some days off from the PC.
Or maybe I’m just overreacting. Do hurting wrists mean anything else other than RSI or CTS?
I’m taking extra exercises to stretch my arms and hands ever so often at work. And I’m planning to buy those gel-filled ergonomic wrist rests for work, and wrist supports to keep my wrists straight when I’m typing at work and at home. Gah, I know it’s going to be expensive again, but prevention is better than cure, right? I don’t want to end up having an open surgery on my hand, ack.
Has anyone had a similar experience, you know, throbbing on the wrists? Or is anyone using wrist rests/wrist supports out there? What do you recommend?