Have you ever typed so much your fingers hurt?

@o2bnocn (2894)
United States
September 23, 2008 10:37am CST
I can type pretty fast, I think. I learned when I was kind of young and I took quite a few computer classes in high school. Almost everyday I get on the computer and I am usually doing some typing. I have never had my fingers hurt from typing though, up until a couple of days ago. I was typing some articles and I noticed that my fingers had started hurting so I took a break. I got off of the computer and washed and folded some clothes. I did some other cleaning while I was taking a break as well. I was off for about a half an hour to an hour and then went back to writing. I didn't have much more to do so I just finished up and my fingers didn't really hurt anymore. I was just wondering how many of you have had this before, because I have been using the computer for a long time and never had this happen to me before until a couple of days ago? So have your fingers ever hurt from typing a lot? If so, what from? From searching, typing an article, chatting, sending emails, a combination?
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• United Kingdom
24 Sep 08
I too can type very fast, about 50 to 60 words per minute so I guess you would call me a touch-typist. I can't say that I have noticed any pain though from my typing. It's good to take a break though if your fingers are starting to hurt you. I guess the best thing to do is give them a good stretch, and take fifteen minutes away from the computer. I think that this is just a temporary thing that you were going through though. I love to type and well, I hope that I don't receive any of those so called aches and pains. Happy typing. Andrew
@o2bnocn (2894)
• United States
25 Sep 08
Yes I love to type also, I just love to be on the computer. I also think that it was just a temporary thing. Like I said I have never experienced that before and I have been typing for quite a while now. Most days I can type for hours. 50-60 is about what I type as well. I don't know what you mean by touch typist though?
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• United Kingdom
25 Sep 08
A touchtypist is where you can type without looking at the keyboard at all. Happy typing. Andrew
@o2bnocn (2894)
• United States
26 Sep 08
Then I guess I would be a touch typist as well. I don't ever look at the keyboard either. I didn't know that is what they were called!
@lrglara (1347)
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
i did. i typed so fast, so long in a cold room (the aircondition was set very cold) that my pinkie really hurt. im a transcriptionist so i can't stop unless the assignments are done. so i kept typing. at home, i try to take a break from the computer and i wanted to rest my hands that i didnt do much activities. :)
@o2bnocn (2894)
• United States
24 Sep 08
That just sounds like pain..... I would say it is a good idea to try and stay off the computer at home, only get on it for a little while.
@lrglara (1347)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
that time, actually, my pinkie hurt for 3 days. like i said, its my job and i can't just stop right then and there. i kept my pinkie of the keyboard for a while (as if i can)... so during my off... i really kept myself away from the computer and haven't done much activities especially activities that has something to do hands-on... LOL! :)
@checapricorn (16049)
• United States
23 Sep 08
[i]I feel that way also when I am working hard mylot and typing a lot here! Sometimes, when I am working with more than 100 notifications, I will end up that my fingers are numb and shouting for break! LOL! So, I used to take a break and when I say break, I am not doing anything for my hands to relax and that will be like 15 minutes and then back to work again![/i]
@o2bnocn (2894)
• United States
24 Sep 08
I have never had my fingers hurt from mylot, you must be on here a lot! I was writing articles. That is a good idea if it ever happens to do something where you are not using your fingers at all. I will do that if it every happens again.
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• United States
24 Sep 08
[i]I am here everyday and for 4 hours..I stopped joining other sites and prefer to focus mylotting and that is why my fingers will surrender sometimes..LOL! SO, I will take a break if that happen and then work here again![/i]
@amlegend (945)
• Pakistan
23 Sep 08
not that much. you should not be hurting yourself bud... i type fast and usually have to make assignments and thus have to type long notes. but never go to the extend of hurting ownself fingers
@o2bnocn (2894)
• United States
23 Sep 08
bud? I am a girl.... My fingers didn't hurt bad or anything, I stopped after they started hurting just a little bit at all. They have never hurt other than that one time. It's not like I purposely hurt my fingers!
@amlegend (945)
• Pakistan
23 Sep 08
was just a opinion.... soz and i knew after all you had started the discussion as you knew about it before hand. have a nice time. thanks for sharing
@NrgDfenZ (1810)
• Belgium
23 Sep 08
No not that much.. Almost never I think.. Well once, but it was not from typing :D It was from playing a game for 36 hours straight :D Have a nice day ^^
@o2bnocn (2894)
• United States
24 Sep 08
What game you were playing? Was it a tournament?
• Chatsworth, California
24 Sep 08
Yes and by then its a good time to have stopped a while ago. Carpel tunnel is a b*tch!