Re: Carpal tunnel or RSI

Subject: Re: Carpal tunnel or RSI
From: Bryan Sherman <bsherm -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 13:18:25 -0400

Not sure if this got through yesterday (I received a bounce):

Best advice, see a specialist.

I had the beginnings of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (2nd to Carpal in
"popularity" according to my Doctor). He was able to diagnose and
treat the problem. Since I went early (my wife is a Pianist, so she
didn't let me delay) I have been able to totally control the issue. I
do things differently, and take more care with the elbow and it is
absolutely no issue (I've even been able to return to racquetball).

Long story short, see someone who specializes in these issues. Don't
self-diagnose, or self-treat, it is too risky. The earlier you deal
with the issues, the better the outcome.

On 8/30/05, Brian Gordon <elasticsoul2003 -at- yahoo -dot- ca> wrote:
> This may have been discussed extensively on here at
> some point before my time, so forgive me if I'm asking
> about something that's already been beaten to death.
> What are the first signs of RSI? The backs of my hands
> and forearms are sometimes very sore after working on
> the computer all day. I find better posture,
> especially with the mouse, helps.
> I just purchased Dragon NaturallySpeaking to minimize
> mouse and keyboard usage at home. I have heard that
> using a graphics tablet can drastically reduce strain
> due to mousing.
> Any other thoughts or suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Brian


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