If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Another

I’ve mentioned the various repetitive motion problems with my hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, etc. that result from spending so much time on the computer.

Most recently, it was my hands – from using the regular mouse.

A few weeks ago, I finally got a new trackball mouse. And while my hands no longer hurt, my forearms are an achy, numb mess, to the point where I’m now working with them wrapped in Ace bandages. Arggh.

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10 thoughts on “If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Another

  1. More well-meaning and probably useless advice.
    I have lots of repetitive-stress issues in my hands and wrists. I’ve discovered that playing with a somewhat heavy small ball helps a lot. I toss it (gently) by rolling it off my fingertips, in an underhand way. A very gentle stretching of all the tendons in my hands. The current version came from Walmart, is not quite 3″ in diameter, and is filled with water and little beads that move around.
    There is some speculation that I am actually a cat. Or a three-year-old.

  2. This sounds like an inflammatory response probably caused by glutens in your diet. You posted some time ago that you were diagnosed with Hashimoto’s. This condition is associated with inflammatory responses to the glutens in wheat and some other grains.
    The book, “Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal” By Datis Kharrazian, explains why you’re experiencing these pains. I would be happy to send you a copy.
    Just email me.

  3. I use this:


    A touchpad mouse, instead of the tradittional kind. No wrist movement, just glide your finger on the pad (I use, perhaps ironically, my middle finger for this ^_^). Works good, though it takes a bit of getting used to. This model isn’t real cheap (around $56.00), but there are less ecpensive ones which should also do the trick:


    For me the “Browsercat” model was more awkward when I tried it, but the “Smartcat”, or less expensive ($33.00) “Easycat” might help you out here if you can afford to lay out a few bucks.

    Food for though, anyway. We gotta keep ya going Susie – email me if you like, if there’s any questions you have on this. Onward!

  4. i like the putty stuff you squeeze. you can get it in different strengths.

    why don’t you look into dragon naturally speaking so you can just use voice instead of your hands?

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