Do your wrists ever hurt from typing too much?

United States
March 2, 2007 2:27pm CST
I had only been on mylot posting responses for about 10 minutes today when my wrists started to ache and stiffen up a little bit. I don't think I'm getting carpal tunnel or anything, but it still kinda worries me. Have you experience this much?
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9 responses
• United States
2 Mar 07
I am following a campaign to write long and meaningful discussions so that people get satisfied with my replies. I am following it from 2 days, Definately my wrists started to ache when i started my discussion on terrorism. Its tiring to think & write lengthy & quality discussions.
• United States
2 Mar 07
Yeah, I try to write thoughtful replies as well, and I appreciate you do the same. Too bad our wrists our punished for it...
@00fear (3203)
• United States
3 Mar 07
i have this everyday. mine hurts not a lot, but when i stop and give myself a break it starts fading. but it comes back when i start using it again.
• Philippines
3 Mar 07
i have experienced that too. i was assigned to be an encoder for a couple of weeks in our office and i had to finish those bunch of documents and it really hurt my wrists. i know it was because of the improper position of my keyboard and hand. when i experienced using an ergonomic keyboard, my wrists didn't hurt.
• India
3 Mar 07
This happens to me sometimes but not so quick like witin ten minutes. But, if it happens to you dont do much of the typing take rest for some time. And you can even try typing a bit slower than usual. And go for smooth typing rather that breking up our keyboard in case you do so.
@myaccount (236)
• United States
2 Mar 07
i have never experienced this in my life because even though im a pretty fast typer and i type a lot in chatting and playing online games like halo, it never hurts me. maybe ts just you. i would talk to a doctor, dont take any prescription pills or anything lol because it will worsen it with side effects. if your wrists keep hurting try to restrain from the computer for a day or two and then slowly build up to where you are now, that is the most effective way to prevent your wrists for happening. maybe you should try an icepack or staying in bed and resting your arms. these are all good solutions for preventing your wrists from straining and hurting too much, try this and it will probably work from straining too much and hurting. try this before it starts hurting again, immediate action is required, you do not know where this will eventually lead up to, maybe wrist cancer or wrist pain symptoms something like that. just try my solutions, its worth a shot
@beaniegdi (1966)
2 Mar 07
You have to be careful as it can be very painful and difficult to get rid of if you get rsi. You can get special mouse pads with wrist rest included, you can also buy wrist rests that can go the length of the keyboard. I have a mouse pad with a wrist rest that has little buttons covering it that move in and out as your wrist moves on it, so it gives a bit of massage while you use it. I have had no problems since I bought it and it was only £1 ($2) in a £1 shop in town, a real bargain but it is something to consider buying. my sister developed rsi from work over 10 years ago and she still is in pain now so it is something to take very seriously.
@Calais (10905)
• Australia
2 Mar 07
Maybe if you're just not used to typing, then you go full on your muscles start to tighten. There is exercises that you can do whilst typing, apparently they work.
• Ireland
2 Mar 07
I happened to me when I first joined myLot. I also got it from using the mouse and my fingers would swell. I think it might be called RSI (repetitive strain injury). I have gotten used to it now, as I have been here for quite a while. Hopefully yours will too, and if not, then you should go and see your GP.
2 Mar 07
Just a thought but is your keyboard at the correct angle for typing. I have noticed that I have pains in my wrists and, in particular, my right wrist when I use my mouse. I adjusted my keyboard to a better angle and also got hold of a different mouse mat with a wrist support built in