Re: Occupational hazard - carpal tunnel

Subject: Re: Occupational hazard - carpal tunnel
From: "Leslie Peet" <Leslie -dot- Peet -at- fimat -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 12:29:16 -0600

Hello Annamarie,

I have had tendonitis in my wrist several times, rather than carpal
tunnel, but I think some of what I have learned may help you. My employer
bought an ergonomic keyboard that I place on my lap and a mouse that has a
larger palm support (I may buy my own keyboard and mouse if I have further
problems). When I feel my wrist muscles under strain I wear a knitted cuff
on my wrist to keep the muscles warm (warm muscles are less prone to
strain). I also practice tai chi, do stretches in the morning, and wrist,
shoulder and back stretches during the day.

I hope this helps.


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