Carpal tunnel! :P

(DreamMaster) #1

Guess what? I just went to the doctor on last Saturday. I found out that I got carpal tunnel on my both hands! I might have to get a surgery on my both hands soon.

In the meaning time, I have to swollow a table <edit>tablet*</edit>twice a day and wear the case as much as I can (which make typing more difficult… ).

I’m curious if anyone here got it as well?

(acasto) #2

That’s gotta hurt :wink:

I haven’t been to the doctor about it, but when I work alot on the computer, my wrist starts hurting and my whole fore-arm goes numb. It aches for a week or so, so I just take it easy and try and switch hands until it goes away. Also lots of Advil.

(DreamMaster) #3

yeah you better go to the doctor before it gets worse. I did the same thing, trying to give it a rest, and now it got so bothersome that I actually stop getting on the computer and I couldn’t sleep at all because of its unbearable pain :stuck_out_tongue:

Oh well, its fun isn’t it? Just kidding :stuck_out_tongue:

(Timonides) #4

That’s really bad DreamMaster… :frowning:

I think that this situation is considered as the “typist’s disease”, because a lot of people that work with typing machines or computers suffered such problems due to extended use of the keyboard or the mouse…

I have a similar problem due to bad body positioning… but with my shoulder… I am considered as a tall person and when I am sitting I usually bent slightly forward, in order to be a little closer to the monitor…

This thing has ruined my cervical spine… and now when I spend too much time in front of my pc my right shoulder hurts, because some specific nerve is affected by this…


(Jamesk) #5

That sucks. My mother-in-law got that and had a bit of surgery which made things better.

Anyways, everybody has carpal tunnels. You’ve probably got CTS, carpal tunnel syndrome. :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :wink:

Hope you’ll get better somehow, otherwise Blendering might be more painful that it needs to.

(Alltaken) #6

Blender is a dangerous sport.

i think that i am developing OUS (over use syndrom, aka “repetitive stress injury”)

or some kind of carple tunnel somthing in my hands fingers and wrists.

and i’m only 18 i don’t even use the computer much (well i do now but only since i found blender)

it sux (but supposedly the surgury helps heaps and doesn’t have bad effects, well that is what i have been told anyways)

i’ll get it when i’m older :x :x :x :x :x :x :frowning: :frowning: :frowning: :frowning: :frowning: :frowning:

oh well everything has its consequences

(BgDM) #7

Well, that really sucks DM7. Hope all goes well.

skontar: I have the same problem, but in my left shoulder. Doesn’t go away for like 5-6 hours. I should get that checked out. I never knew it was from typing on the comp.


(meestaplu) #8

Those wrist rests work wonders—they encourage correct hand positioning, so the repetitive stress is much diminished.

When I type a lot at school where there are no wrist rests, my forearms start to hurt, but at my house I have two of those gel thingies (one for the keyboard, one for the mouse) and typing/Blending/playing Quake III for seven hours doesn’t bother me at all.

Typing on 90% size keyboards—you’ll get carpal tunnel syndrome in about 3 minutes…why those were invented is beyond me.

(dreamsgate) #9

Skontar: I have the same thing, but mine is cause by using the mouse too much. Whole right shoulder knots up and pinhces a nerve, plus it pulls my neck out of alignment.

DM7: I’ll probably need that surgery all too soon my self. I spend way too much time sitting at a computer. 8 hours a day at work, then I come home and blender too.

(theeth) #10

man, that sucks… :frowning:

Skontar & BgDM: I used to have problems with my elbow, I figure it was probably a problem with the mouse placement, since I don’t get that anymore with my laptop. I think it was caused by the mouse support thingy next to the keyboard support (the kind that folds under the desks) that was too low.



(Nayman) #11

I have sciatica…
the sciatic nerve runs from your spine and down eahc leg. I have a pulled muscle or bulging disk in my spine that it is presisng it off and my entire right leg hurts wheneve ri sit down…


(haunt_house) #12

don’t worship the semigods in white too much. Sometimes, Acupuncture and some forms of tai ji can work wonders without cutting anything.

My wrists are not in the best shape, but I developed some techniques to ‘pump energy’ into it. Works if you do it frequently.

It worked, when I cutted off a part of my thumb and the surgeon said: Oh, we can leave that off, it probably won’t grow together anyway.

I proved him wrong.

We’re a sick crowd in here, aren’t we?

But good doctors for acupuncture are rare.

(Timonides) #13

Well, actually I work everyday with those “semigods” and I can assure you they are humans allright… Ohh and they make mistakes to!!! :wink:

Also from what I observe many of them suffer from the same strange disease: stingyness!!!

But once you discover that you experience any kind of health problem, you definetely need to ask for a “professional” advice… With problems such as these, that we mention above, a really good doctor (worth to be called like that…) will certainly advise you to first try Acupuncture or maybe even tai ji, before any surgical operation…

Also getting a second opinion allways helps :wink:


(haunt_house) #14

a really good doctor (worth to be called like that…) will certainly advise you to first try Acupuncture or maybe even tai ji, before any surgical operation…

quite right, but I have yet to find one of those.

There is quite a bunch of them that even get angry if you ask too many questions. Most docters I know are skilled but narrowminded.

So it is very good to question their decisions and get a wide horizon.

Particularly when one of those wants to cut your wrists.

besides, when I mentioned Tai ji, I meant a technique of breathing and concentration that I derived from it. Not those slowmotion like movements.

Try the book ‘embrace tiger, return to mountain’ from Al Huang


(DreamMaster) #15

I AM ONLY 17 going on 18 in Dec. 10th. :stuck_out_tongue: Don’t complain!
I probably am the youngest woman who got carpal tunnel from the computer! Curse you Blender! :wink:

(phrog) #16

Weeelll, I’m only 15 and i don’t actually use the computer that much, but occaisionally, my right hand goes “funny”. :o

Actuallly, It’s probably because I play the clarinet and it screws up my hands.
Still, not good, hope you get cured, dreammaster.

(haunt_house) #17

ah, your right hand, yes!

From clarinette, of course.

But you know, your hand will fall off if you continue :stuck_out_tongue:

(DreamMaster) #18

Fall off? :o

Now I’m scared! J/K!