...any tips for tired hands and fingers?

Philippines
March 15, 2012 2:48am CST
I do a lot of typing day in and day out. there are some instances when I feel that my fingers are tying to give up when I'm in the middle fo typing something. I usually rest them after I feel the pain but I often exert them without my notice. I often dip them in warm water to ease the pain sometimes. Is this enough or are there other quick remedy for this?
4 responses
@JohnRok1 (2052)
16 Mar 12
Listen to your body. It seems that what you have is normal pain. You don't want to end up with RSI. But paradoxically, the keyboards that are more work to use, like the old typewriters, are less likely to give you RSI.
• Philippines
17 Mar 12
I'll research what RSI is about. I don't know if it is the same as carpal tunnel (which I am mostly likely to develop since I am always using my hands).
@JohnRok1 (2052)
17 Mar 12
In case you have any difficulty, Repetitive Strain Injury. Best known in typists using computer keyboards, but happens in other situations and to other body tissues as well.
@chicgale (2983)
• Philippines
16 Mar 12
Yes, you can rest your hand sometimes, stretch it and warm water would help also.
• Philippines
17 Mar 12
Thanks for confirming about the warm water. I was thinking of using cold water but I thought that a cold compress might not do the trick effectively as warm water does. ow, i think I did the right thing.
• India
15 Mar 12
Hi friend,Do some finger and hand exercises...Like gripping and stretching....You can use warm water...Thanks...
@SillyBE (182)
• Belgium
15 Mar 12
Hi, I have found this video that show you how to relax your hands http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkbuN7dn7i0 She made a second one. I had that before but it was because my hand was in a wrong position when I was typing