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Do You Experience Hand Pain While Typing?

Whether you’re sitting at your computer and typing email after email, or firing off text messages from your phone, the continual and repetitive motion that typing involves can cause tendon irritation and painful side effects. The hand pain you’re experiencing could be a result of carpal tunnel syndrome you’ve developed because of excessive typing.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by increased pressure on the median nerve in your wrist. This nerve feeds to the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and half of your ring finger. Pressure can be caused by a variety of factors, but in this case, it’s the result of tendon inflammation. As your tendons become inflamed with overuse, they swell, building pressure. When pressure occurs in the carpal tunnel — the space in your wrist where the median nerve passes through — the nerve becomes compressed. This results in tingling, numbness, pain, and weakness in your hand.

What You Can Do

Wearing braces, receiving physical therapy, and adjusting your daily habits are great ways to alleviate symptoms. Take frequent breaks during the day, especially if you work long hours at a computer. These breaks don’t need to be long, just a few minutes. You can get up, stretch, walk to the bathroom, or step outside for a moment; just give your hands a bit of rest.

Get Help from Atlanta Hand Specialist

If your symptoms don’t get better after trying these things, it might be time to see a carpal tunnel specialist. To alleviate the pressure on your nerve if the swelling doesn’t go down on its own, surgery may be required. This is where the experienced professionals at Atlanta Hand Specialist come in. Our extensive team of talented physicians and surgeons are here to help you get back to a pain-free life.

Book your appointment online or give us a call at 770-333-7888 to start treating your carpal tunnel syndrome today.

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