RE: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Subject: RE: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
From: Sanjay Srikonda <SSrikonda -at- invlink -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 12:18:34 -0500

I don't know if this is valid or not, but earlier this year, I started
getting ganglion cysts on my wrists. The doctor said that they were due to
my working on a computer all the time. He suggested getting one of those
gel-type wrist and mouse pads. They have been a godsend in my opinion. I
went and bought one for my parents and basically everyone I know. The hard
foam rubber type wrist and mouse rests are not as good and are as bad as
putting your hand on the desktop I've found.

-----Original Message-----
From: McElhaney, Carol [mailto:MCELHANEY -at- AE -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2000 8:15 AM
Subject: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

I had the operation on my right wrist seven years ago. Now my left wrist is
giving me trouble i.e., pain at night, numbness in the thumb and index
finger, and a tendency to things). When I went to a physiatrist for an EMG,
he advised me to take 50mg of Vitamin B6 daily and wear a wrist splint
throughout the night. I haven't been taking B6 long enough to notice any
improvement yet, but it is worth a try.

I also use a ergonomic split, keyboard along with a wrist rest. It really
helps. It takes a week or so to adapt to the keyboard, but it is well worth

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